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Thursday, February 24th 2011, 4:13am

French Light Combatants

Riverine Gunboats
Bateau de Patrouille Blindé
- BPB-1 through BPB-34 in service.

Vedette FOM 8m
- 4 in service Q4/1941.

Vedette FOM 11m
- 4 in service Q4/1941.

Hydroglisseur M44
- 32 placed in service Q4/1944.

Motor Torpedo Boats
Typ 1936 Schnellboot (ex-German)
- MTB-1 through MTB-24 in service

La Combattante-class Vedette Rapide
- La Combattante

La Combattante II-class Vedette Rapide
- Vimy, Lunéville, Montdement, Péronne, Remiremont, Tahure, Lassigny, Vitry-le-François, Baccarat, Épinal, Nancy, Béthune

Other
Patrouilleur léger Type 1941
- PL-1 through PL-8 in service.

Patrouilleur de Port 15m
- 12x craft in service

Port Service Boat Squadron
- 24x Bateau de Service 8.6m in service
- 24x Bateau de Service 12.2m in service
- 24x Bateau de Service 20m in service
- 54x Patrouilleur de Port 15m in service

Dragueur de mines 17.4m
- 4x craft in service

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Thursday, February 24th 2011, 4:14am

CSM-1930-class, French Subchaser laid down 1930

Displacement:
108 t light; 113 t standard; 129 t normal; 142 t full load

Dimensions: Length overall / water x beam x draught
129.45 ft / 124.67 ft x 14.76 ft x 4.92 ft (normal load)
39.46 m / 38.00 m x 4.50 m x 1.50 m

Armament:
1 - 2.95" / 75.0 mm guns in single mounts, 12.87lbs / 5.84kg shells, 1930 Model
Breech loading gun in deck mount
on centreline forward
2 - 1.57" / 40.0 mm guns (1x2 guns), 1.95lbs / 0.89kg shells, 1930 Model
Breech loading guns in deck mount
on centreline aft
2 - 0.50" / 12.7 mm guns in single mounts, 0.06lbs / 0.03kg shells, 1930 Model
Breech loading guns in deck mounts
on side, evenly spread
Weight of broadside 17 lbs / 8 kg
Shells per gun, main battery: 250

Armour:
- Gun armour: Face (max) Other gunhouse (avg) Barbette/hoist (max)
Main: 0.98" / 25 mm 0.20" / 5 mm -
2nd: 0.98" / 25 mm 0.20" / 5 mm -

- Conning tower: 0.98" / 25 mm

Machinery:
Diesel Internal combustion motors,
Geared drive, 1 shaft, 1,117 shp / 833 Kw = 18.00 kts
Range 2,500nm at 12.00 kts
Bunker at max displacement = 29 tons

Complement:
18 - 24

Cost:
£0.043 million / $0.172 million

Distribution of weights at normal displacement:
Armament: 2 tons, 1.6 %
Armour: 2 tons, 1.7 %
- Belts: 0 tons, 0.0 %
- Torpedo bulkhead: 0 tons, 0.0 %
- Armament: 2 tons, 1.3 %
- Armour Deck: 0 tons, 0.0 %
- Conning Tower: 1 tons, 0.4 %
Machinery: 34 tons, 26.2 %
Hull, fittings & equipment: 60 tons, 46.2 %
Fuel, ammunition & stores: 21 tons, 16.5 %
Miscellaneous weights: 10 tons, 7.7 %

Overall survivability and seakeeping ability:
Survivability (Non-critical penetrating hits needed to sink ship):
172 lbs / 78 Kg = 13.4 x 3.0 " / 75 mm shells or 0.2 torpedoes
Stability (Unstable if below 1.00): 1.07
Metacentric height 0.3 ft / 0.1 m
Roll period: 10.9 seconds
Steadiness - As gun platform (Average = 50 %): 70 %
- Recoil effect (Restricted arc if above 1.00): 0.27
Seaboat quality (Average = 1.00): 1.51

Hull form characteristics:
Hull has a flush deck
Block coefficient: 0.500
Length to Beam Ratio: 8.44 : 1
'Natural speed' for length: 11.17 kts
Power going to wave formation at top speed: 66 %
Trim (Max stability = 0, Max steadiness = 100): 46
Bow angle (Positive = bow angles forward): 20.00 degrees
Stern overhang: 0.00 ft / 0.00 m
Freeboard (% = measuring location as a percentage of overall length):
- Stem: 13.12 ft / 4.00 m
- Forecastle (20 %): 8.20 ft / 2.50 m
- Mid (50 %): 7.55 ft / 2.30 m
- Quarterdeck (15 %): 6.89 ft / 2.10 m
- Stern: 8.20 ft / 2.50 m
- Average freeboard: 8.05 ft / 2.46 m

Ship space, strength and comments:
Space - Hull below water (magazines/engines, low = better): 107.2 %
- Above water (accommodation/working, high = better): 93.8 %
Waterplane Area: 1,179 Square feet or 110 Square metres
Displacement factor (Displacement / loading): 134 %
Structure weight / hull surface area: 21 lbs/sq ft or 102 Kg/sq metre
Hull strength (Relative):
- Cross-sectional: 0.80
- Longitudinal: 8.08
- Overall: 1.00
Hull space for machinery, storage, compartmentation is adequate
Room for accommodation and workspaces is adequate
Ship has slow, easy roll, a good, steady gun platform
Excellent seaboat, comfortable, can fire her guns in the heaviest weather

Ships in Class:
- CSM-01: Built in La Rochelle Q1/1930
- CSM-02: Built in La Rochelle Q1/1930
- CSM-03: Built in La Rochelle Q1/1930
- CSM-04: Built in La Rochelle Q1/1930
- CSM-05: Built in Marseilles Q1/1930
- CSM-06: Built in Marseilles Q1/1930
- CSM-07: Built in Marseilles Q1/1930
- CSM-08: Built in Saigon Q1/1930
- CSM-09: Built in Saigon Q1/1930
- CSM-10: Built in Noumea Q1/1930
- CSM-11: Built in Noumea Q1/1930
- CSM-12: Built in Noumea Q1/1930
- CSM-13: Built in Cherbourg Q1/1930
- CSM-14: Built in Cherbourg Q1/1930
- CSM-15: Built in Cherbourg Q1/1930
- CSM-16: Built in La Rochelle Q2/1930
- CSM-17: Built in La Rochelle Q2/1930
- CSM-18: Built in La Rochelle Q2/1930
- CSM-19: Built in La Rochelle Q2/1930
- CSM-20: Built in Marseilles Q2/1930
- CSM-21: Built in Marseilles Q2/1930
- CSM-22: Built in Marseilles Q2/1930
- CSM-23: Built in Saigon Q2/1930
- CSM-24: Built in Saigon Q2/1930
- CSM-25: Built in Noumea Q2/1930
- CSM-26: Built in Noumea Q2/1930
- CSM-27: Built in Noumea Q2/1930
- CSM-28: Built in Cherbourg Q2/1930
- CSM-29: Built in Cherbourg Q2/1930
- CSM-30: Built in Cherbourg Q2/1930
- CSM-31: Built in La Rochelle Q3/1930
- CSM-32: Built in La Rochelle Q3/1930
- CSM-33: Built in La Rochelle Q3/1930
- CSM-34: Built in La Rochelle Q3/1930
- CSM-35: Built in Marseilles Q3/1930
- CSM-36: Built in Marseilles Q3/1930
- CSM-37: Built in Marseilles Q3/1930
- CSM-38: Built in Saigon Q3/1930
- CSM-39: Built in Saigon Q3/1930
- CSM-40: Built in Noumea Q3/1930
- CSM-41: Built in Noumea Q3/1930
- CSM-42: Built in Noumea Q3/1930
- CSM-43: Built in Cherbourg Q3/1930
- CSM-44: Built in Cherbourg Q3/1930
- CSM-45: Built in Cherbourg Q3/1930
- CSM-46: Built in La Rochelle Q4/1930
- CSM-47: Built in La Rochelle Q4/1930
- CSM-48: Built in La Rochelle Q4/1930
- CSM-49: Built in La Rochelle Q4/1930
- CSM-50: Built in Marseilles Q4/1930
- CSM-51: Built in Marseilles Q4/1930
- CSM-52: Built in Marseilles Q4/1930
- CSM-53: Built in Saigon Q4/1930
- CSM-54: Built in Saigon Q4/1930
- CSM-55: Built in Noumea Q4/1930
- CSM-56: Built in Noumea Q4/1930
- CSM-57: Built in Noumea Q4/1930
- CSM-58: Built in Cherbourg Q4/1930
- CSM-59: Built in Cherbourg Q4/1930
- CSM-60: Built in Cherbourg Q4/1930
- CSM-61: Built in Saigon Q3/1932
- CSM-62: Built in Saigon Q3/1932
- CSM-63: Built in Saigon Q3/1932
- CSM-64: Built in Saigon Q3/1932
- CSM-65: Built in Saigon Q3/1932
- CSM-66: Built in Noumea Q3/1932
- CSM-67: Built in Noumea Q3/1932
- CSM-68: Built in Noumea Q3/1932
- CSM-69: Built in Noumea Q3/1932
- CSM-70: Built in Noumea Q3/1932
- CSM-71: Built in Saigon Q4/1932
- CSM-72: Built in Saigon Q4/1932
- CSM-73: Built in Saigon Q4/1932
- CSM-74: Built in Saigon Q4/1932
- CSM-75: Built in Saigon Q4/1932
- CSM-76: Built in Noumea Q4/1932
- CSM-77: Built in Noumea Q4/1932
- CSM-78: Built in Noumea Q4/1932
- CSM-79: Built in Noumea Q4/1932
- CSM-80: Built in Noumea Q4/1932

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Saturday, July 2nd 2011, 5:50am

CSM-81 Class, French Subchaser laid down 1933

Displacement:
100 t light; 106 t standard; 116 t normal; 124 t full load

Dimensions: Length overall / water x beam x draught
108.27 ft / 108.27 ft x 17.72 ft x 4.92 ft (normal load)
33.00 m / 33.00 m x 5.40 m x 1.50 m

Armament:
1 - 2.95" / 75.0 mm guns in single mounts, 12.87lbs / 5.84kg shells, 1933 Model
Dual purpose gun in deck mount
on centreline forward
2 - 1.57" / 40.0 mm guns (1x2 guns), 1.95lbs / 0.89kg shells, 1933 Model
Anti-aircraft guns in deck mount
on centreline aft
4 - 0.79" / 20.0 mm guns in single mounts, 0.24lbs / 0.11kg shells, 1933 Model
Machine guns in deck mounts
on side, evenly spread
Weight of broadside 18 lbs / 8 kg
Shells per gun, main battery: 350

Armour:
- Gun armour: Face (max) Other gunhouse (avg) Barbette/hoist (max)
Main: 0.79" / 20 mm - -

Machinery:
Diesel Internal combustion motors,
Geared drive, 2 shafts, 896 shp / 669 Kw = 18.00 kts
Range 1,800nm at 12.00 kts
Bunker at max displacement = 17 tons

Complement:
16 - 22

Cost:
£0.043 million / $0.171 million

Distribution of weights at normal displacement:
Armament: 2 tons, 1.9 %
Armour: 1 tons, 1.0 %
- Belts: 0 tons, 0.0 %
- Torpedo bulkhead: 0 tons, 0.0 %
- Armament: 1 tons, 1.0 %
- Armour Deck: 0 tons, 0.0 %
- Conning Tower: 0 tons, 0.0 %
Machinery: 26 tons, 22.5 %
Hull, fittings & equipment: 59 tons, 51.3 %
Fuel, ammunition & stores: 16 tons, 13.8 %
Miscellaneous weights: 11 tons, 9.5 %

Overall survivability and seakeeping ability:
Survivability (Non-critical penetrating hits needed to sink ship):
217 lbs / 99 Kg = 16.9 x 3.0 " / 75 mm shells or 0.3 torpedoes
Stability (Unstable if below 1.00): 1.10
Metacentric height 0.4 ft / 0.1 m
Roll period: 11.1 seconds
Steadiness - As gun platform (Average = 50 %): 51 %
- Recoil effect (Restricted arc if above 1.00): 0.16
Seaboat quality (Average = 1.00): 1.25

Hull form characteristics:
Hull has a flush deck
and transom stern
Block coefficient: 0.430
Length to Beam Ratio: 6.11 : 1
'Natural speed' for length: 12.54 kts
Power going to wave formation at top speed: 71 %
Trim (Max stability = 0, Max steadiness = 100): 41
Bow angle (Positive = bow angles forward): 0.00 degrees
Stern overhang: 0.00 ft / 0.00 m
Freeboard (% = measuring location as a percentage of overall length):
- Stem: 11.48 ft / 3.50 m
- Forecastle (20 %): 9.84 ft / 3.00 m
- Mid (50 %): 8.20 ft / 2.50 m
- Quarterdeck (15 %): 8.20 ft / 2.50 m
- Stern: 8.20 ft / 2.50 m
- Average freeboard: 8.91 ft / 2.72 m

Ship space, strength and comments:
Space - Hull below water (magazines/engines, low = better): 100.9 %
- Above water (accommodation/working, high = better): 127.8 %
Waterplane Area: 1,251 Square feet or 116 Square metres
Displacement factor (Displacement / loading): 141 %
Structure weight / hull surface area: 23 lbs/sq ft or 110 Kg/sq metre
Hull strength (Relative):
- Cross-sectional: 0.76
- Longitudinal: 12.53
- Overall: 1.00
Hull space for machinery, storage, compartmentation is adequate
Room for accommodation and workspaces is excellent
Good seaboat, rides out heavy weather easily

Breakdown of Miscellaneous Weights:
- 2 tons for ASDIC
- 9 tons for depth charge

Ships in Class:
- CSM-81: Built in Saigon Q1/1933
- CSM-82: Built in Saigon Q1/1933
- CSM-83: Built in Saigon Q1/1933
- CSM-84: Built in Saigon Q1/1933
- CSM-85: Built in Saigon Q1/1933
- CSM-86: Built in Saigon Q1/1933
- CSM-87: Built in Saigon Q1/1933
- CSM-88: Built in Saigon Q1/1933
- CSM-89: Built in Saigon Q1/1933
- CSM-90: Built in Saigon Q1/1933
- CSM-91: Built in Saigon Q2/1933
- CSM-92: Built in Saigon Q2/1933
- CSM-93: Built in Saigon Q2/1933
- CSM-94: Built in Saigon Q2/1933
- CSM-95: Built in Saigon Q2/1933
- CSM-96: Built in Saigon Q2/1933
- CSM-97: Built in Saigon Q2/1933
- CSM-98: Built in Saigon Q2/1933
- CSM-99: Built in Saigon Q2/1933
- CSM-100: Built in Saigon Q2/1933
- CSM-101: Built in Saigon Q3/1933, transferred to Patrouille Navale Indochinoise, 1943
- CSM-102: Built in Saigon Q3/1933, transferred to Patrouille Navale Indochinoise, 1943
- CSM-103: Built in Saigon Q3/1933, transferred to Patrouille Navale Indochinoise, 1943
- CSM-104: Built in Saigon Q3/1933, transferred to Patrouille Navale Indochinoise, 1943
- CSM-105: Built in Saigon Q3/1933, transferred to Patrouille Navale Indochinoise, 1943
- CSM-106: Built in Saigon Q3/1933, transferred to Patrouille Navale Indochinoise, 1943
- CSM-107: Built in Saigon Q3/1933, transferred to Patrouille Navale Indochinoise, 1943
- CSM-108: Built in Saigon Q3/1933, transferred to Patrouille Navale Indochinoise, 1943
- CSM-109: Built in Saigon Q3/1933, transferred to Patrouille Navale Indochinoise, 1943
- CSM-110: Built in Saigon Q3/1933, transferred to Patrouille Navale Indochinoise, 1943
- CSM-111: Built in Saigon Q4/1933, transferred to Patrouille Navale Indochinoise, 1943
- CSM-112: Built in Saigon Q4/1933, transferred to Patrouille Navale Indochinoise, 1943
- CSM-113: Built in Saigon Q4/1933, transferred to Patrouille Navale Indochinoise, 1943
- CSM-114: Built in Saigon Q4/1933, transferred to Patrouille Navale Indochinoise, 1943
- CSM-115: Built in Saigon Q4/1933, transferred to Patrouille Navale Indochinoise, 1943
- CSM-116: Built in Saigon Q4/1933, transferred to Patrouille Navale Indochinoise, 1943
- CSM-117: Built in Saigon Q4/1933, transferred to Patrouille Navale Indochinoise, 1943
- CSM-118: Built in Saigon Q4/1933, transferred to Patrouille Navale Indochinoise, 1943
- CSM-119: Built in Saigon Q4/1933, transferred to Patrouille Navale Indochinoise, 1943
- CSM-120: Built in Saigon Q4/1933, transferred to Patrouille Navale Indochinoise, 1943
- CSM-121: Built in Saigon Q1/1934, transferred to Patrouille Navale Indochinoise, 1943
- CSM-122: Built in Saigon Q1/1934, transferred to Patrouille Navale Indochinoise, 1943
- CSM-123: Built in Saigon Q1/1934, transferred to Patrouille Navale Indochinoise, 1943
- CSM-124: Built in Saigon Q1/1934, transferred to Patrouille Navale Indochinoise, 1943
- CSM-125: Built in Saigon Q1/1934, transferred to Patrouille Navale Indochinoise, 1943
- CSM-126: Built in Saigon Q1/1934, transferred to Patrouille Navale Indochinoise, 1943
- CSM-127: Built in Saigon Q1/1934, transferred to Patrouille Navale Indochinoise, 1943
- CSM-128: Built in Saigon Q1/1934, transferred to Patrouille Navale Indochinoise, 1943
- CSM-129: Built in Saigon Q1/1934, transferred to Patrouille Navale Indochinoise, 1943
- CSM-130: Built in Saigon Q1/1934, transferred to Patrouille Navale Indochinoise, 1943
- CSM-131: Built in Saigon Q2/1934, transferred to Patrouille Navale Indochinoise, 1943
- CSM-132: Built in Saigon Q2/1934, transferred to Patrouille Navale Indochinoise, 1943
- CSM-133: Built in Saigon Q2/1934, transferred to Patrouille Navale Indochinoise, 1943
- CSM-134: Built in Saigon Q2/1934, transferred to Patrouille Navale Indochinoise, 1943
- CSM-135: Built in Saigon Q2/1934, transferred to Patrouille Navale Indochinoise, 1943
- CSM-136: Built in Saigon Q2/1934, transferred to Patrouille Navale Indochinoise, 1943
- CSM-137: Built in Saigon Q2/1934, transferred to Patrouille Navale Indochinoise, 1943
- CSM-138: Built in Saigon Q2/1934, transferred to Patrouille Navale Indochinoise, 1943
- CSM-139: Built in Saigon Q2/1934, transferred to Patrouille Navale Indochinoise, 1943
- CSM-140: Built in Saigon Q2/1934, transferred to Patrouille Navale Indochinoise, 1943
- CSM-141: Built in Saigon Q3/1934, transferred to Patrouille Navale Indochinoise, 1943
- CSM-142: Built in Saigon Q3/1934, transferred to Patrouille Navale Indochinoise, 1943
- CSM-143: Built in Saigon Q3/1934, transferred to Patrouille Navale Indochinoise, 1943
- CSM-144: Built in Saigon Q3/1934, transferred to Patrouille Navale Indochinoise, 1943
- CSM-145: Built in Saigon Q3/1934, transferred to Patrouille Navale Indochinoise, 1943
- CSM-146: Built in Saigon Q3/1934, transferred to Patrouille Navale Indochinoise, 1943
- CSM-147: Built in Saigon Q3/1934, transferred to Patrouille Navale Indochinoise, 1943
- CSM-148: Built in Saigon Q3/1934, transferred to Patrouille Navale Indochinoise, 1943
- CSM-149: Built in Saigon Q3/1934, transferred to Patrouille Navale Indochinoise, 1943
- CSM-150: Built in Saigon Q3/1934, transferred to Patrouille Navale Indochinoise, 1943

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Saturday, July 2nd 2011, 5:50am

"49-ton Riverine Type" (Bateau de Patrouille Blindé) French gunboat laid down 1936

Displacement:
49 t light; 53 t standard; 62 t normal; 69 t full load

Dimensions: Length overall / water x beam x draught
88.58 ft / 88.58 ft x 13.12 ft x 3.28 ft (normal load)
27.00 m / 27.00 m x 4.00 m x 1.00 m

Armament:
1 - 2.95" / 75.0 mm guns in single mounts, 12.87lbs / 5.84kg shells, 1936 Model
Dual purpose gun in deck mount
on centreline forward
1 - 1.57" / 40.0 mm guns in single mounts, 1.95lbs / 0.88kg shells, 1936 Model
Anti-aircraft gun in deck mount
on centreline aft
2 - 0.55" / 14.0 mm guns in single mounts, 0.08lbs / 0.04kg shells, 1936 Model
Machine guns in deck mounts
on side, all amidships
Weight of broadside 15 lbs / 7 kg
Shells per gun, main battery: 250

Armour:
- Belts: Width (max) Length (avg) Height (avg)
Main: 0.59" / 15 mm 65.62 ft / 20.00 m 3.94 ft / 1.20 m
Ends: Unarmoured
Upper: 0.59" / 15 mm 39.37 ft / 12.00 m 3.28 ft / 1.00 m
Main Belt covers 114 % of normal length

- Gun armour: Face (max) Other gunhouse (avg) Barbette/hoist (max)
Main: 0.59" / 15 mm 0.20" / 5 mm -
2nd: 0.59" / 15 mm 0.20" / 5 mm -
3rd: 0.59" / 15 mm - -

- Conning tower: 0.98" / 25 mm

Machinery:
Diesel Internal combustion motors,
Geared drive, 1 shaft, 81 shp / 61 Kw = 10.00 kts
Range 3,400nm at 10.00 kts
Bunker at max displacement = 17 tons

Complement:
10 - 14

Cost:
£0.019 million / $0.076 million

Distribution of weights at normal displacement:
Armament: 2 tons, 3.0 %
Armour: 11 tons, 18.5 %
- Belts: 10 tons, 16.2 %
- Torpedo bulkhead: 0 tons, 0.0 %
- Armament: 1 tons, 1.8 %
- Armour Deck: 0 tons, 0.0 %
- Conning Tower: 0 tons, 0.5 %
Machinery: 2 tons, 3.7 %
Hull, fittings & equipment: 26 tons, 41.5 %
Fuel, ammunition & stores: 13 tons, 20.5 %
Miscellaneous weights: 8 tons, 12.9 %

Overall survivability and seakeeping ability:
Survivability (Non-critical penetrating hits needed to sink ship):
198 lbs / 90 Kg = 15.4 x 3.0 " / 75 mm shells or 0.5 torpedoes
Stability (Unstable if below 1.00): 1.17
Metacentric height 0.3 ft / 0.1 m
Roll period: 9.8 seconds
Steadiness - As gun platform (Average = 50 %): 70 %
- Recoil effect (Restricted arc if above 1.00): 0.29
Seaboat quality (Average = 1.00): 2.00

Hull form characteristics:
Hull has a flush deck
Block coefficient: 0.570
Length to Beam Ratio: 6.75 : 1
'Natural speed' for length: 9.41 kts
Power going to wave formation at top speed: 48 %
Trim (Max stability = 0, Max steadiness = 100): 35
Bow angle (Positive = bow angles forward): 0.00 degrees
Stern overhang: 0.00 ft / 0.00 m
Freeboard (% = measuring location as a percentage of overall length):
- Stem: 9.84 ft / 3.00 m
- Forecastle (20 %): 5.58 ft / 1.70 m
- Mid (50 %): 5.58 ft / 1.70 m
- Quarterdeck (15 %): 5.58 ft / 1.70 m
- Stern: 6.56 ft / 2.00 m
- Average freeboard: 5.99 ft / 1.83 m
Ship tends to be wet forward

Ship space, strength and comments:
Space - Hull below water (magazines/engines, low = better): 52.0 %
- Above water (accommodation/working, high = better): 85.5 %
Waterplane Area: 805 Square feet or 75 Square metres
Displacement factor (Displacement / loading): 159 %
Structure weight / hull surface area: 17 lbs/sq ft or 82 Kg/sq metre
Hull strength (Relative):
- Cross-sectional: 0.82
- Longitudinal: 5.93
- Overall: 1.00
Hull space for machinery, storage, compartmentation is excellent
Room for accommodation and workspaces is cramped
Ship has slow, easy roll, a good, steady gun platform
Excellent seaboat, comfortable, can fire her guns in the heaviest weather

Notes:
This gunboat is designed for riverine duties. It is armored to resist machinegun fire.

Ships in Class:
34 in class

- BPB-1
- BPB-2
- BPB-3
- BPB-4
- BPB-5
- BPB-6
- BPB-7
- BPB-8
- BPB-9
- BPB-10
- BPB-11
- BPB-12
- BPB-13
- BPB-14
- BPB-15
- BPB-16
- BPB-17
- BPB-18
- BPB-19
- BPB-20
- BPB-21
- BPB-22
- BPB-23
- BPB-24
- BPB-25
- BPB-26
- BPB-27
- BPB-28
- BPB-29
- BPB-30
- BPB-31
- BPB-32
- BPB-33
- BPB-34

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Monday, August 29th 2011, 5:51am



Vedette FOM 8m
Displacement: 8 tonnes
Length: 8 m
Width: 2.75 m
Draught: 0.80 m
Machinery: one Renault diesel, 70 hp
Speed: 7-8 knots
Crew: 5-6 men
Armament: one 13.2mm machine gun, two Reibel 7.5mm machine guns and two rifle-grenade launchers
Quantity: France (4), Indochina (Patrouille Navale) (8)

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Tuesday, January 3rd 2012, 10:30pm



Vedette FOM 11m
Displacement: 12 tonnes
Length: 11 m
Width: 3 m
Draught: 1.10 m
Machinery: two Renault diesel, 70 hp
Speed: 11 knots
Crew: 7-8 men
Transport capacity: 6-8 men (exceptionally)
Armament: two 13.2mm machine guns (or one machine gun and one 60mm mortar), two Reibel 7.5mm machine guns and two rifle-grenade launchers
Quantity: France (4), Indochina (Patrouille Navale) (8)

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Tuesday, January 3rd 2012, 10:34pm



Typ 1936 Schnelleboot
12x vessels acquired from Germany for use as an MTB trials squadron. 12x more vessels acquired later for use in South China Sea.

Size (Max): 100 t
Size (light): 78t
Length (Total): 34.9 m
Length (Waterline): 33m
Beam: 5.28 m
Draft: 1.8m
Crew: 20-24
Weapons:
--- 1x 3.7cm cannon
--- 1x 20mm cannon
--- 4x Machine Guns
--- 2x 533 mm Torpedo tubes with 2 reloads
Engines: 3x Daimler Benz MB 501 20-cyl diesel engines (2000hp each) running three shafts
Speed: 39.8 kts
Range: 700 miles at 35 kn

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Sunday, November 4th 2012, 12:57am

Patrouilleur léger Type 1941

Patrouilleur léger Type 1941
Displacement: 48 tonnes (light), 56 tonnes (loaded)
Length: 22 m (72.18 ft) waterline; 23.75 m (77.9 ft) overall
Beam: 4.9 m (16 ft)
Draught: 1.4 m (4.6 ft) full load
Machinery: 2 x 225hp Renault marine diesel engines; 2 shafts
Speed: 14 knots
Cruising range: 1200 nm at 12 knots
Crew: 13 men
Armament:
- 2 x 20mm HS.404 cannon on centerline forward and centerline aft
- 2 x 13.2mm Hotchkiss MGs side amidships
- 2 racks for six depth charges or four naval mines
Boats in class: PL-1, PL-2, PL-3, PL-4, PL-5, PL-6, PL-7, PL-8
Quantity: France (8), Syria (4), Indochina (Patrouille Navale) (4)

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Sunday, November 4th 2012, 1:17am

La Combattante-class Patrol Torpedo Vessel (Vedette Rapide)
Displacement: 154 tonnes (light), 178 tonnes (normal)
Length: 40 m (131.3 ft) waterline; 42.55 m (139.6 ft) overall
Beam: 5.4 m (17.7 ft)
Draught: 1.65 m (5.4 ft) full load
Machinery:
-- 1941-1946: 4 Clerget 16He marine diesel engines, all of 2,400hp
-- 1947: 4 Gnome-Rhone TRA gas turbines
Speed: 20.5 knots (cruising); 33.2 knots (sprint speed)
Cruising range: 780nm at 19 knots
Crew: 31 men
Armament:
- 1 x 75mm deck gun forward
- 2 x 40mm AA guns aft
- 2 x 20mm HS.404 cannon amidships
- 2 x 550mm torpedoes
- 2 racks for six depth charges or four naval mines
Ships in Class: La Combattante (experimental ship) built Q4/1941.
Notes: In 1947, the La Combattante was reconstructed in order to test marine gas turbines, receiving four Gnome-Rhone TRA gas turbines, modified for marine use.

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Monday, March 11th 2013, 5:42am

Patrouilleur de Port 15m (15m Harbor Patrol Boat)
Displacement: 17 tonnes
Length: 15 m (49.2 ft) overall
Beam: 3.8 m (12.4 ft)
Draught: 1.2 m (4 ft) full load
Machinery: 2 V6 diesel engines, 300cv, driving two shafts
Speed: 17.5 knots
Range: 338km (210 miles)
Crew: 4 men
Armamant: 1 x 6.5mm MG
Boats in Class: 48x boats

Planned Deployments for 48 Boats:
- Atlantic/Channel: Gravelines, Dieppe, La Havre, Cherbourg, St. Malo, Brest, Lorient, St. Nazaire, La Rochelle, Royan, Gujan-Mestras, Saint-Jean-de-Luz (12 boats)
- Mediterranean: Banyuls-sur-Mer, Port-la-Nouvelle, Sète, Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer, Marseilles, Toulon, St. Tropez, Nice (8 boats)
- Corsica: Ajaccio, Porto-Vecchio, Calvi, Bastia (4 boats)
- Africa: Tanger, Oran, Algiers, Bougie, Annaba, Bizerte, Tunis, Sfax (8 boats)

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Friday, June 28th 2013, 9:43pm



La Combattante II-class Patrol Torpedo Vessel (Vedette Rapide)
Displacement: 160 tonnes (light), 175 tonnes (normal)
Length: 42.5 m (- ft) overall
Beam: 6.8 m (- ft)
Draught: 2.1 m (- ft) full load
Machinery: 4 Alsthom-SACM MD.12/135 marine diesel engines, all of 3,000hp
Speed: 19 knots (cruising); 38 knots (sprint speed)
Cruising range: 650nm at 31 knots
Crew: 33 men
Armament:
- 2 x 40mm AA guns (one forward, one aft) in enclosed mounts
- 2 x 20mm HS.404 cannon amidships
- 4 x 550mm torpedoes
- 2 racks for four depth charges or naval mines
Ships in Class: Vimy, Lunéville, Montdement, Péronne, Remiremont, Tahure, Lassigny, Vitry-le-François, Baccarat, Épinal, Nancy, Béthune

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Tuesday, July 9th 2013, 9:41pm

Port Service Boat Squadron
These squadrons are deployed at major naval bases (primarily, those bases that have heavy cruisers, carriers, or battleships) for servicing the crews of visiting warships. The objective is to field them in Brest, Toulon, Marseilles, Djibouti, Cam Ranh Bay, Papeete, and Suva Bay. The boats in Cam Ranh Bay are operated by the Indochinese Patrouille Navale.



The squadrons are composed of the following boat types:

Quoted

Bateau de Service 8.6m (8.6m Utility Boat)
Displacement: 6 tonnes
Length: 8.6 m (28.2 ft) overall
Beam: 3.35 m (11 ft)
Draught: 0.85 m (2.8 ft) full load
Machinery: 1 V6 diesel engine, 165cv, driving one shaft
Speed: 16 knots
Range: 190km (118 miles)
Crew: 2 men
Capacity: 20 men or cargo

Bateau de Service 12.2m (12.2m Utility Boat)
Displacement: 10 tonnes
Length: 12.2 m (40 ft) overall
Beam: 3.5 m (11.5 ft)
Draught: 1 m (3.25 ft) full load
Machinery: 1 V6 diesel engine, 225cv, driving one shaft
Speed: 12 knots
Range: 338km (210 miles)
Crew: 3 men
Capacity: 3,300 kg (7,275lb) or 40 men

Bateau de Service 20m (20m Utility Boat)
Displacement: 30 tonnes
Length: 20 m (65.6 ft) overall
Beam: 5.2 m (17 ft)
Draught: 1.2 m (4 ft) full load
Machinery: 2 V6 diesel engines, 400cv, driving two shafts
Speed: 18 knots
Range: 780km (298 miles)
Crew: 6 men
Capacity: 4500 kg (9,900lb) cargo or 60 men

Patrouilleur de Port 15m (15m Harbor Patrol Boat)
Displacement: 17 tonnes
Length: 15 m (49.2 ft) overall
Beam: 3.8 m (12.4 ft)
Draught: 1.2 m (4 ft) full load
Machinery: 2 V6 diesel engines, 300cv, driving two shafts
Speed: 17.5 knots
Range: 338km (210 miles)
Crew: 4 men
Armamant: 1 x 6.5mm MG
As of the end of Q1/1944, the Marine Nationale operates:
- 24x Bateau de Service 8.6m
- 24x Bateau de Service 12.2m
- 24x Bateau de Service 20m
- 54x Patrouilleur de Port 15m

As of the end of Q1/1944, the Indochinoise Patrouille Navale operates:
- 4x Bateau de Service 8.6m
- 4x Bateau de Service 12.2m
- 4x Bateau de Service 20m
- 4x Patrouilleur de Port 15m

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Tuesday, July 9th 2013, 9:41pm

Dragueur de mines 17.4m

Dragueur de mines 17.4m-class Light Minesweeper
Displacement: 30 tonnes (light), 38 tonnes (normal)
Length: 17.4 m (57 ft) overall
Beam: 4.9 m (16 ft)
Draught: 1.3 m (4.33 ft) full load
Machinery: 2 Renault marine diesel engines, both of 342hp; two shafts
Speed: 12 knots (full load)
Cruising range: 380nm at 12 knots
Crew: 6 men
Armament:
- 1 x 13.2 mm Hotchkiss machine gun

Four boats acquired Q1/1944.

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Sunday, March 30th 2014, 11:27pm

Hydroglisseur M44
Displacement: 1,000 kilograms
Length: 4.5 m (14.7 feet)
Width: 2 m (6.6 feet)
Draught: 2.5 cm (1 inch)
Machinery: 180 hp 4-cylinder aircraft engine
Speed: 38 knots
Crew: 2 men
Armament: one 6.5mm machine gun, one rifle grenade-launcher
Quantity: 32 boats acquired Q4/1944