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Monday, October 16th 2017, 10:37pm

France, Q2/1948

Report for Q2/1948
Industrial Allocation
- 27.5 / 27.5 factories producing 27,500t materials.
- 0/27.5 factories producing infrastructure (dedicated)
- 5,128t from stockpile.
- 0t from transactions.
- 1,818t from scrapping.
- 34,446t materials total.
- 27,850 t used.
- 6596 t stored for Q3/48.

Infrastructure Development
Not applicable.

Naval Construction

DCNS / Arsenal de La Rochelle (Cl 5)
Class 5 Slip #1 - Aircraft carrier Le Terrible laid down July 1st, 1947. 64,150 tons required. 2650 tons added in Q2/1948 for a total of 10600 / 64150 tons. 53550 / 64150 tons remaining. Launched December 31st 1949. Completed January 31st, 1953.
Class 4 Slip #1 - Four Aconit-class minesweepers (Aconit, Alysse, Lobelia, and Mimose) laid down end-to-end January 1st, 1948. 715 tons required for each. 200 tons added to each in Q2/1948 for a total of 400 / 715 tons. 315 / 715 tons remaining on each. Launched April 27th, 1948. Completed October 22nd, 1948.
Class 3 Slip #1 - Four Canard-class minesweepers (Gelinotte, Heron, Pigeon, Pintade) laid down end-to-end April 1st, 1948. 175 tons required for each. 125 tons added to each in Q2/1948 for a total of 125 / 175 tons. 50 / 175 tons remaining on each. Launched May 20th, 1948. Completed August 5th, 1948.
Class 3 Slip #2 - Aviation stores ship Île d'Oléron laid down January 1st, 1948. 724 tons required (built to civilian standards). 224 tons added in Q2/1948 for a total of 724 / 724 tons. 0 / 724 tons remaining. Launched June 18th, 1948. Completed March 1st, 1949.
Class 3 Slip #3 - Aviation stores ship Île de Batz laid down January 1st, 1948. 724 tons required (built to civilian standards). 224 tons added in Q2/1948 for a total of 724 / 724 tons. 0 / 724 tons remaining. Launched June 18th, 1948. Completed March 1st, 1949.
Class 3 Slip #4 - Submarine tender Rene Audry laid down January 1st, 1948. 724 tons required (built to civilian standards). 224 tons added in Q2/1948 for a total of 724 / 724 tons. 0 / 724 tons remaining. Launched June 18th, 1948. Completed March 1st, 1949.
Class 2 Slip #1 - Stores Issuing Ship Vire laid down April 1st, 1948. 724 tons required (built to civilian standards). 500 tons added in Q2/1948 for a total of 500 / 724 tons. 224 / 724 tons remaining. Launched September 18th, 1948. Completed June 1st, 1949.
Class 2 Slip #2 - Stores Issuing Ship Odet laid down April 1st, 1948. 724 tons required (built to civilian standards). 500 tons added in Q2/1948 for a total of 500 / 724 tons. 224 / 724 tons remaining. Launched September 18th, 1948. Completed June 1st, 1949.
Class 1 Slip #1 - Idle.
Class 1 Slip #2 - Idle.
Class 1 Slip #3 - Idle.
Class 1 Slip #4 - Idle.
Class 0 Slip #1 - Idle.
Class 0 Slip #2 - Idle.
Class 0 Slip #3 - Netlayer Criquet laid down January 1st, 1948. 582 tons required. 200 tons added in Q2/1948 for a total of 400 / 582 tons. 182 / 582 tons remaining. Launched April 25th, 1948. Completed October 18th, 1948.
Class 0 Slip #4 - Coastal cargo ship Saint-Brieuc laid down April 1st, 1948. 123 tons required (built to civilian standards). 123 tons added in Q2/1948 for a total of 123 / 123 tons. 0 / 123 tons remaining. Launched May 22nd, 1948. Completed August 15th, 1948.

Dockside:
- Aircraft carrier Foudroyant laid down January 1st, 1945. 38,800 tons required. 3000 tons added in Q3/1948 for a total of 38000 / 38800 tons. 800 / 38800 tons remaining. Launched September 18th, 1946. Completed December 25th, 1948.
- Light cruiser Lafayette laid down January 1st, 1947. 8600 tons required. 0 tons added in Q2/1948 for a total of 8600 / 8600 tons. 0 / 8600 tons remaining. Launched November 1947. Completed June 8th, 1948.
- Light cruiser Latouche-Tréville laid down January 1st, 1947. 8600 tons required. 0 tons added in Q2/1948 for a total of 8600 / 8600 tons. 0 / 8600 tons remaining. Launched November 1947. Completed June 8th, 1948.
- Contre-Torpillieur Le Beautemps-Beaupré (Forbin class) laid down May 1st, 1947. 2,500 tons required. 0 tons added in Q2/1948 for a total of 2500 / 2500 tons. 0 / 2500 tons remaining. Launched September 19th, 1947. Completed April 15th, 1948.
- Contre-Torpillieur La Pérouse (Forbin class) laid down July 1st, 1947. 2,500 tons required. 625 tons added in Q2/1948 for a total of 2500 / 2500 tons. 0 / 2500 tons remaining. Launched November 19th, 1947. Completed June 15th, 1948.
- Water tender Batayolle laid down July 1st, 1947. 151 tons required (built to civilian standards). 0 tons added in Q2/1948 for a total of 151 / 151 tons. 0 / 151 tons remaining. Launched October 26th, 1947. Completed April 18th, 1948.
- Water tender Aussiere laid down October 1st, 1947. 151 tons required (built to civilian standards). 0 tons added in Q2/1948 for a total of 151 / 151 tons. 0 / 151 tons remaining. Launched January 26th, 1948. Completed July 18th, 1948.
- Minesweeper Canard laid down January 1st, 1948. 175 tons required. 50 tons added in Q2/1948 for a total of 175 / 175 tons. 0 / 175 tons remaining on each. Launched February 20th, 1948. Completed May 5th, 1948.
- Minesweeper Colombe laid down January 1st, 1948. 175 tons required. 50 tons added in Q2/1948 for a total of 175 / 175 tons. 0 / 175 tons remaining on each. Launched February 20th, 1948. Completed May 5th, 1948.
- Minesweeper Coq laid down January 1st, 1948. 175 tons required. 50 tons added in Q2/1948 for a total of 175 / 175 tons. 0 / 175 tons remaining on each. Launched February 20th, 1948. Completed May 5th, 1948.
- Minesweeper Faisan laid down January 1st, 1948. 175 tons required. 50 tons added in Q2/1948 for a total of 175 / 175 tons. 0 / 175 tons remaining on each. Launched February 20th, 1948. Completed May 5th, 1948.
- Coastal cargo ship Morlaix laid down January 1st, 1948. 123 tons required (built to civilian standards). 0 tons added in Q2/1948 for a total of 123 / 123 tons. 0 / 123 tons remaining. Launched February 22nd, 1948. Completed May 15th, 1948.

DCNS Brest (Cl 5)
Class 3 Drydock #1 - Idle.
Class 2 Drydock #1 - Submarine Tender Pierre Chailley laid down April 1st, 1948. 724 tons required (built to civilian standards). 500 tons added in Q2/1948 for a total of 500 / 724 tons. 224 / 724 tons remaining. Launched September 18th, 1948. Completed June 1st, 1949.
Class 1.5 Drydock #1 - Idle.
Class 1 Drydock #1 - Idle.

Dockside:
- Experimental submarine Maxime Laubeuf laid down January 1st, 1948. 0 tons required. 0 tons added in Q2/1948 for a total of 420 / 420 tons. 0 / 420 tons remaining. Launched February 22nd, 1948. Completed May 14th, 1948.

Société Nouvelle des Forges et Chantiers de la Méditerranée, Marseilles (Cl 5)
Class 5 Drydock #1 - Four Aconit-class minesweepers (Renoncule, Roselys, Ciguë, and Agave) laid down end-to-end April 1st, 1948. 715 tons required for each. 200 tons added to each in Q2/1948 for a total of 200 / 715 tons. 515 / 715 tons remaining on each. Launched June 27th, 1948. Completed January 22nd, 1949.
Class 3 Slip #1 - Light cruiser La Galissonniere laid down January 1st, 1948. 8600 tons required. 2000 tons added in Q2/1948 for a total of 4000 / 8600 tons. 4600 / 8600 tons remaining. Launched November 1948. Completed June 8th, 1949.
Class 3 Slip #2 - Light cruiser Georges Leygues laid down January 1st, 1948. 8600 tons required. 2000 tons added in Q2/1948 for a total of 4000 / 8600 tons. 4600 / 8600 tons remaining. Launched November 1948. Completed June 8th, 1949.
Class 2 Drydock #1 - Idle.
Class 1 Slip #1 - Indochinese Destroyer Tran Binh Trang (Ly Thuong Kiet class) laid down January 1st, 1948. 1,950 tons required. 500 tons added in Q2/1948 for a total of 1000 / 1950 tons. 950 / 1950 tons remaining. Launched May 11th, 1948. Completed November 30th, 1948.
Class 1 Slip #2 - Indochinese Destroyer Tran Quang Khai (Ly Thuong Kiet class) laid down January 1st, 1948. 1,950 tons required. 500 tons added in Q2/1948 for a total of 1000 / 1950 tons. 950 / 1950 tons remaining. Launched May 11th, 1948. Completed November 30th, 1948.
Class 1 Drydock #1 - Idle.
Class 0 Drydock #1 - Netlayer Cigale laid down April 1st, 1948. 582 tons required. 200 tons added in Q2/1948 for a total of 200 / 582 tons. 382 / 582 tons remaining. Launched August 25th, 1948. Completed January 18th, 1949.

Dockside:
- Aircraft carrier Formidable laid down October 1st, 1945. 38,800 tons required. 3000 tons added in Q2/1948 for a total of 33000 / 38800 tons. 5800 / 38800 tons remaining. Launched June 18th, 1947. Completed September 25th, 1949.
- Heavy cruiser Amiral Charner laid down January 1st, 1947. 16584 tons required. 2500 tons added in Q2/1948 for a total of 15000 / 16584 tons. 1584 / 16584 tons remaining. Launched November 1947. Completed February 30th, 1949.
- Heavy cruiser Duguay-Trouin laid down January 1st, 1947. 16584 tons required. 2500 tons added in Q2/1948 for a total of 15000 / 16584 tons. 1584 / 16584 tons remaining. Launched November 1947. Completed February 30th, 1949.
- Indochinese Destroyer Ly Thuong Kiet (Ly Thuong Kiet class) laid down July 1st, 1947. 1,950 tons required. 450 tons added in Q2/1947 for a total of 1950 / 1950 tons. 0 / 1950 tons remaining. Launched November 11th, 1947. Completed May 30th, 1948.
- Indochinese Destroyer Ngo Quyen (Ly Thuong Kiet class) laid down July 1st, 1947. 1,950 tons required. 450 tons added in Q2/1947 for a total of 1950 / 1950 tons. 0 / 1950 tons remaining. Launched November 11th, 1947. Completed May 30th, 1948.

Arsenal de Cayenne (Cl 5)
Class 3 Drydock #1 - Idle.
Class 1 Drydock #1 - Idle.

Arsenal de Abidjan (Cl 5)
Class 3 Drydock #1 - Idle.
Class 1 Drydock #1 - Idle.

Arsenal de Oran (Cl 5)
Class 1 Drydock #1 - Idle.
Class 0 Drydock #1 - Idle.

Arsenal de Tunis (Cl 5)
Class 4 Drydock #1 - Replenishment ship La Sultane laid down January 1st, 1948. 2418 tons required (built to civilian standards). 750 tons added in Q2/1948 for a total of 1500 / 2418 tons. 918 / 2418 tons remaining. Launched August 15th, 1948. Completed October 21st, 1949.
Class 3 Slip #1 - Crane logistics ship Raymond Poincaré laid down January 1st, 1947. 3035 tons required (built to civilian standards). 750 tons added in Q2/1948 for a total of 1500 / 3035 tons. 1535 / 3035 tons remaining. Launched September 14th, 1948. Completed July 4th, 1949.
Class 1 drydock #1 - Idle.

Dockside:
- Replenishment ship Le Vestale laid down January 1st, 1947. 2418 tons required (built to civilian standards). 0 tons added in Q2/1948 for a total of 2418 / 2418 tons. 0 / 2418 tons remaining. Launched August 15th, 1947. Completed October 21st, 1948.

Société Nouvelle des Forges et Chantiers de la Méditerranée, Beiruit (Cl 5)
Class 3 Drydock #1 - Idle.

Arsenal de Djibouti (Cl 2)
Class 2 Drydock #1 - Idle.
Class 1 Drydock #1 - Idle.
Class 1 Drydock #2 - Idle.

Base Navale, Dakar
Class 1 Floating Drydock #1 - Idle.

Forges et Chantiers de Indochine, Saigon (Cl 5)
Class 4 Drydock #1 - Idle.
Class 1 Drydock #1 - Indochinese replenishment ship Thien Kich laid down January 1st, 1948. 625 tons required (built to civilian standards). 250 tons added in Q2/1948 for a total of 500 / 625 tons. 125 / 625 tons remaining. Launched May 15th, 1948. Completed October 21st, 1948.
Class 0 Drydock #1 - Idle.
Class 0 Slip #1 - Idle.
Class 0 Slip #2 - Idle.

Forges et Chantiers de Indochine, Chrouy Svay, Kingdom of Cambodia (Cl 1)
Class 0 Drydock #1 - Idle.

Forges et Chantiers de Nouvelle-Calédonie (Cl 5)
Class 4 Drydock #1 - Idle.
Class 2 Drydock #1 - Idle.
Class 1.5 Drydock #1 - Replenishment ship Pointe de Corsen laid down January 1st, 1948. 625 tons required (built to civilian standards). 250 tons added in Q2/1948 for a total of 500 / 625 tons. 125 / 625 tons remaining. Launched May 15th, 1948. Completed October 21st, 1948.
Class 0 Drydock #1 - Idle.
Class 1 Slip #1 - Replenishment ship Pointe de Grouin laid down January 1st, 1948. 625 tons required (built to civilian standards). 250 tons added in Q2/1948 for a total of 500 / 625 tons. 125 / 625 tons remaining. Launched May 15th, 1948. Completed October 21st, 1948.
Class 0 Slip #1 - Idle.
Class 0 Slip #2 - Idle.
Class 0 Slip #3 - Idle.

At Papeete (Cl 3)
Class 3.5 Drydock #1 - Idle.

On Trials:
- Heavy cruiser Marseillaise on builders trials until Q3/1948
- Heavy cruiser Suffren on builders trials until Q3/1948
- Light cruiser Lafayette on builders trials until Q4/1948
- Light cruiser Latouche-Tréville on builders trials until Q4/1948
- Contre-Torpillieur D'Iberville on builders trials until Q2/1948
- Contre-Torpillieur Rigault de Genouilly on builders trials until Q2/1948
- Contre-Torpillieur Savorgnan de Brazza on builders trials until Q3/1948
- Contre-Torpillieur Le Beautemps-Beaupré on builders trials until Q4/1948
- Contre-Torpillieur La Pérouse on builders trials until Q4/1948
- Indochinese destroyer Ly Thuong Kiet on builders trials until Q4/1948
- Indochinese destroyer Ngo Quyen on builders trials until Q4/1948
- Light Minesweeper Canard on builders trials until Q3/1948
- Light Minesweeper Colombe on builders trials until Q3/1948
- Light Minesweeper Coq on builders trials until Q3/1948
- Light Minesweeper Faisan on builders trials until Q3/1948
- Experimental submarine Maxime Laubeuf on builders trials until Q3/1948
- Aviso Ngoc Hoi on builders trials until Q2/1948
- Aviso Bach Dang on builders trials until Q2/1948
- Coastal transport Morlaix on builders trials until Q3/1948
- Indochinese replenishment tanker Than Tien on builders trials until Q2/1948
- Water tender Drosse on builders trials until Q2/1948
- Water tender Ridoir on builders trials until Q3/1948
- Water tender Batayolle on builders trials until Q4/1948

From Factories
La Combattante IIb type motor torpedo boats Épernay and Révigny laid down April 1st, 1948; launched complete on May 1st, 1948. 160 tons added to each (320t total).

Aigrette-class Harbour Tugs Ara and Bengali laid down April 1st, 1948; launched complete on May 1st, 1948. 55 /55 tons each (110t total) added Q2/1948. Completed.

Transactions
None.

Other Notes
Experimental Motor Torpedo Boat La Combattante continues conducting extensive trials in the Manche to test its experimental gas turbine.

Construction continues on the new aircraft carrier Le Terrible at La Rochelle. No official pronouncements are given about the ship's specifications. An unofficial model 3m long is displayed at the French Navy Museum in Toulon, showing a ship with enclosed hurricane bows (as on the previous three carrier classes), three catapults, and a starboard-side island with an angled funnel. An order for a second ship, rumored to be named Le Tonnant, is confirmed with DCNS. Steam catapults developed by Russia (developed for the Reval class) are purchased for the aircraft carrier Foudroyant.

The next two Indochinese destroyers, Tran Binh Trong and Tran Quang Khai, are launched in Marseilles, while the Ly Thuong Kiet and Ngo Quyen are completed, beginning sea trials in the Mediterranean.

A major program to increase the quantity of fleet auxiliaries is underway.

Four more medium and four more light minesweepers are laid down, bringing the total under construction to eight ships of each type.

Ships being scrapped
No ships being scrapped this quarter.

- Total tonnage in recycling until Q2/1948: (9x202) = 1818
- Total tonnage in recycling until Q3/1948: (9x200) = 1800
- Total tonnage in recycling until Q4/1948: (5x80) + (8x72) = 976

Updated Order of Battle, End of Q2/1948
Note: X(Y)+Z = completed (under repair/refit) + under construction - scrapping

The Fleet
Battleships: 7(0)+0
Battlecruisers: 4(0)+0
Aircraft Carriers: 12(0)+3
Heavy Cruisers: 12(0)+2
Light Cruisers: 28(0)+2
Coast Defense Ships: 1(0)+0
Destroyers: 88(0)+0
Frigates: 4(0)+0
Corvettes: 10(0)+0
Escorteurs Rapides: 24(0)+0
Avisos: 16(0)+0
Fleet Submarines: 38(0)+0
Coastal Submarines: 55(0)+0
Motor Torpedo Boats: 48(0)+0
Motor Torpedo Boat Experimental: 1(0)+0
Patrouilleurs: 16(0)+0
Submarine Chasers: 100(0)+0
Light Patrol Boats: 8(0)+0
Vedettes: 8(0)+0
Minesweepers: 22(0)+12

Fleet Train
Replenishment Ships: 20(0)+4
Light Oiler Tankers: 7(0)+0
Gasoline Tankers: 3(0)+0
Oil Transport Tankers: 12(0)+0
Crane Logistics Ships: 0(0)+1
Aviation Stores Ships: 0(0)+2
Fleet Tenders: 4(0)+0
Submarine Tenders: 1(0)+2
Heavy Repair Ships: 2(0)+0
Light Repair Ships: 4(0)+0
Ammunition Ships: 2(0)+0
Transports: 8(0)+2
Coastal Transports: 1(0)+1
Aircraft Transports: 2(0)+0

Auxiliaries:
Sail Training Ships: 2(0)+0
Sail Training Yawls: 3(0)+0
Fleet Tugs: 12(0)+0
Medium Harbour Tugs: 4(0)+0
Light Harbour Tugs: 3(0)+0
Water Tenders: 3(0)+1
Netlayers: 0(0)+2
Research Ship: 5(0)+0
Research Submarine: 1(0)+0

Amphibious Forces:
Dock Landing Ship: 2(0)+0
Vehicle Landing Ship: 4(0)+0
Heavy Landing Ship: 8(0)+0
Troop Transport Ships: 2(0)+0
Heavy Tank Landing Craft (CDIC): 10(0)+0
Infantry Landing Craft Large (EDA-L): 8(0)+0
Tank Landing Craft (EDA): 17(0)+0
Infantry Assault Craft Small (EA): 33(0)+0

Minor Craft:
Bateau de Service: 72(0)+0
Patrouilleur de Port: 54(0)+0
Hydroglisseurs: 32(0)+0

Patrouille Navale Indochinoise:
Destroyers: 2(0)+2
Frigates: 2(0)+0
Avisos: 8(0)+0
Minesweepers: 16(0)+0
Survey Craft: 1(0)+0
Civil Support Ships: 1(0)+0
River Gunboats: 34(0)+0
Tank Landing Craft (EDA): 8(0)+0
Infantry Assault Craft (EA): 8(0)+0
Submarine Chasers: 58(0)+0
Motor Torpedo Boats: 8(0)+0
Vedettes: 24(0)+0
Replenishment Ships: 1(0)+1
Base Ships: 1(0)+0
Light Patrol Boats: 4(0)+0
Bateau de Service: 12(0)+0
Patrouilleur de Port: 4(0)+0

Royal Cambodian Navy:
Motor Torpedo Boats: 4(0)+0
Patrol Craft: 2(0)+0
Sea Trucks: 4(0)+0
River Patrol Boats: 16(0)+0
Harbor Minesweepers: 4(0)+0
Tugboats: 1(0)+0

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Monday, October 16th 2017, 10:40pm

Marine Nationale Order of Battle, July 1st, 1948
The Marine Nationale is divided into three major and one minor fleet organizations based on geography: the Atlantic, Mediterranean, and Pacific Fleets, and the Indian Ocean Flotilla. Due to differing mission priorities as well as effective command and control, the Pacific Fleet is subdivided into East and West, each incorporating a defined overall operations area, although both exist under the same overall command. The Mediterranean Fleet possesses the bulk of the French Navy's surface forces, which can be assigned to the Force d'Action Naval (Naval Action Force).

Major units of the Navy are deployed as follows:

Atlantic Fleet
Headquarters: Brest, France, Europe

Force opérationnelle Atlantique Nord / Force Tigre: Brest
2nd Composite (Carrier and Battle) Squadron: Paris (F), Justice, St. Cyr
3rd Division de Croiseurs: Duquesene (F), Gloire
9th Flotilla Torpillieurs: Barfleur, La Rochelle, Cap Lézard, Baie de Chesapeake, Navarin, Fou-Tchéou, Grand Port, Bévéziers
4th Fleet Submarine Flotilla: Sfax, Casabianca, Caroline, Ouessant, Galétée, Minerve (homeported in Lorient)
5th Replenishment Squadron: Cap Gris Nez, Cap Corse, Rambouillet

Force opérationnelle Atlantique Sud: Dakar
5th Division de Porte-avions: Zélé, Héros
5th Division de Croiseurs: Redoubtable, Renommée
13th Flotilla Torpillieurs: L'Inflexible, L'Inébranlable, L'Infatigable, L'Implacable
2nd Flotilla Escorteurs: Le Breton, Le Normand, Le Boulonnais, Le Lorrain, Le Vendéen, Le Bordelais, Le Gascon, Le Savoyard
2nd Service Squadron: Dakar

1st Région Maritime (Dunkerque)
10th Submarine Chaser Flotilla: 10x CSM-01-class submarine chasers
2nd Submarine Flotilla: Q192, Q193, Q194, Q195
4th Vedette-torpilleur Flotilla: 6x La Combattante II-type Vedette-torpilleurs (unit forming)

2nd Région Maritime (Brest)
8th Flotilla de Croiseurs: Marseillaise, Suffren, Lafayette, Latouche-Tréville (unit forming)
3rd Flotilla Escorteurs: No ships currently assigned
10th Submarine Flotilla: Monge, Henri Poincaré, Pascal, Pasteur, Pégase, Persée
2nd Minesweeper Flotilla: Aubepine, Hortensia, Tulipe, Dahlia, Capucine, Petunia, Jasmine, Pâquerette
3rd Minesweeper Flotilla: Canard, Colombe, Coq, Faisan (unit forming)

5th Région Maritime (Lorient)
11th Submarine Flotilla: Q196, Q197, Q198, Q199
6th Submarine Chaser Flotilla: 10x CSM-01-class submarine chasers

Casablanca Station:
6th Submarine Flotilla (Casablanca): Q200, Q201, Q202, Q203

Dakar Station:
4th Aviso Division: Roxane, Laurette (Emilia-class patrol boats)

Abidjan Station:
5th Submarine Chaser Flotilla: 10x CSM-01-class submarine chasers
3rd Aviso Division: Frasquita, Véronique (Emilia-class patrol boats)
5th Submarine Flotilla: Q186, Q187, Q188, Q189, Q190, Q191

Martinique Station
3rd Frigate Division: Sans Peur

* * * * *


Pacific Fleet
Headquarters: Saigon, Indochina, Asia

8th Submarine Flotilla: Vénus, Sirène, Fresnel, Créole, Bayadère, Favorite
9th Submarine Flotilla: Daphné, Diane, Doris, Eurydice, Flore, Junon
1st Gunboat Flotilla: Emilia, Leïla, Pasquin, Carmen, Parséis, Cathérine, Marie, Bettina (Emilia-class patrol boats)
4th Submarine Chaser Flotilla: 10x CSM-01-class submarine chasers
8th Submarine Chaser Flotilla: 10x CSM-81-class submarine chasers
14th Submarine Chaser Flotilla: 10x CSM-81-class submarine chasers
2nd Amphibious Operations Squadron: Montebello, Crocodile, Jacara, Gazelle, Gerboise, 4x CDIC-200 (C1, C2, C7, C8)
2nd Vedette-torpilleur Flotilla: 12x Typ-36 Vedette-torpilleurs (ex-German Schnelleboot)

Indochinese River Defense Force
4x Vedette FOM 8m
4x Vedette FOM 11m

Force opérationnelle Indochine (Cam Ranh Bay)
French 5th Composite (Carrier and Battle) Squadron: Liberté (F), Lyon, L'Ocean
French 1st Division de Croiseurs: Téméraire (F), Indochine, Nouvelle-Calédonie, Saint Louis
Russian 13th Cruiser Squadron: Kiev (F), Tver, Arkhangelsk, Stavropol, Magadan, Perekop
French 10th Flotilla Torpillieurs: Mogador, Hoche, Desaix, Marceaux
French 11th Flotilla Torpillieurs: Jaguar, Chacal, Lion, Guépard, Leopard, Lynx, Panthère, Tigre
2nd Fleet Submarine Flotilla: Ajax, Archimède, Argo, Africaine, Astrée, Aurore
French 3rd Replenishment Squadron: Romainville and Villeneuve-Saint-Georges
French 4th Replenishment Squadron: Cap de la Chèvre and Cap Ferrat

Force Tigre: Brest
2nd Composite (Carrier and Battle) Squadron: Paris (F), Justice, St. Cyr
3rd Division de Croiseurs: Duquesene (F), Gloire
9th Flotilla Torpillieurs: Barfleur, La Rochelle, Cap Lézard, Baie de Chesapeake, Navarin, Fou-Tchéou, Grand Port, Bévéziers
4th Fleet Submarine Flotilla: Sfax, Casabianca, Caroline, Ouessant, Galétée, Minerve (homeported in Lorient)
5th Replenishment Squadron: Cap Gris Nez, Cap Corse, Rambouillet

Force opérationnelle Pacifique (Nouvelle-Calédonie)
2nd Division de Croiseurs: Jean Bart, Jeanne d'Arc
7th Flotilla de Croiseurs: Sénégal (F), Martinique, Niger, Guadeloupe
7th Flotilla Torpillieurs: Forbin, Dupetit-Thouars, Chevalier Paul, Vauquelin, D'Estrées, d'Estaing, Guépratte, Duperré
2nd Frigate Division: Polynésie, Fidji
1st Fleet Submarine Flotilla: Andromède, Antigone, Andromaque, Artémis, Armide, Agosta
2nd Replenishment Squadron: Cap Blanc Nez, Cap Sizun
1st Submarine Chaser Flotilla: 10x CSM-01-class submarine chasers

* * * * *


Mediterranean Fleet
Headquarters: Toulon, France, Europe

Force de Action Naval: Toulon, France, Europe
The Force de Action Naval is a command that is organizationally synonymous with the Mediterranean Fleet, but is tasked with orchestrating any major French strategic response to a war. It can be assigned forces from any of the geographical commands.

Force de cuirassés rapides (Toulon)
1st Division de cuirassés: Richelieu (F), Courbet
3rd Division de cuirassés: France (F), Republique

Force de porte-avions rapides (Toulon)
1st Division de Porte-avions: Vengeur (F), Pacificateur
2nd Division de Porte-avions: Pluton (F), Vauban
3rd Division de Porte-avions: Gambetta (F), Clemenceau
4th Division de Porte-avions: Bucentaure (F), Conquirant

Forcess de croisière de la flotte (Toulon)
4th Flotilla de Croiseurs: Emile Bertin (F), Primauguet, Montcalm, Tourville
5th Flotilla de Croiseurs: Algerie, Tunisie, Corse, Leban
6th Flotilla de Croiseurs: Volta, Rhin, Chari, Fier

Forces d'escorte de la flotte (Toulon)
1st Flotilla Torpillieurs: Maillé-Brézé, La Bourdonnais, Jurien, Tartu, de Sercey, Allemand, Cosmao, La Gravière
2nd Flotilla Torpillieurs: Sabre, Baliste, Dehorter, Javeline, Bélier, Rapière, Sagaie, Casque
5th Flotilla Torpillieurs: Cimeterre, Dague, Cognée, Arquebuse, Glaive, Poignard, Pique, Épieu
6th Flotilla Torpillieurs: Étendard, Flamberge, Hallebarde, Harpon, Claymore, Carabine, Épée, Trident
12th Flotilla Torpillieurs: Aigle, Vautour, Albatros, Gerfaut, Milan, Épervier, Bison, Valmy
1st Flotilla Escorteurs: Zephir, Méduse, Cléopâtre, Désirée, Bellone, Aréthuse, Égyptienne, Piémontaise
5th Flotilla Escorteurs: Le Picard, L'Alsacien, Le Audois, Le Brestois, Le Corse, Le Calaisien, Le Basque, Le Dijonnais
6th Flotilla Escorteurs: Le Dieppois, Le Champenois, Le Indrien, L'Calvadosien, L'Agenais, L'Costalorien, Le Avignonnais, Le Yvelinois

Forces de scoutisme sous-marin (Toulon)
3rd Fleet Submarine Flotilla: Protée, Clorinde, Cornélie, Alma, Achille, Actéon

1st Groupe Amphibie
1st Amphibious Operations Squadron: Châteaurenault, Destrées, Condorcet, Bazaine
3rd Amphibious Operations Squadron (Legere): Fantassin, Tirailleur, Voltigeur, Mameluck, Spahi, Chasseur, C3, C4, C5, C6, C9, C10
4th Amphibious Operations Squadron: Caiman, Alligator, Daman, Addax

1st Groupe de soutien de la flotte (Mers el-Kebir)
Fleet Oilers: Seine, Marne, Risle, Ource, Aube, Essone
Gasoline Tankers: Inkerman
Destroyer Tenders: La Seybouse, La Chelif
Dry Stores Cargo Ships: Titan, Japet
Ammunition Ships: Bougainville
Large Repair Ships: Garonne
Small Repair Ships: Gémeaux, Règle
Oceanic Tugs: Cephee, Eridan

2nd Groupe de soutien de la flotte
Fleet Oilers Durance, Somme, Var, Oise, Rance, Loire
Gasoline Tankers: Le Kremlin-Bicêtre
Destroyer Tenders: Le Drâa, La Medjerda
Dry Stores Cargo Ships: Rhéa, Téthys
Ammunition Ships: Chaîne des Puys
Large Repair Ships: Mékong
Small Repair Ships: Ophiuchus, Paon
Oceanic Tugs: Cassiopee, Andromede

Forces Légères d'Attaque: Bizerte
1st Flotilla de Croiseurs (Minelaying): De Grasse, Georges Leygues, Dupleix, Jean de Vienne
3rd Flotilla de Croiseurs: Roland (F), Olifant, Turpin, Roncevaux
8th Flotilla Torpillieurs: Le Fantasque, Le Malin, L'Indomptable, Le Triomphant

Force de Raid (Mers el-Kebir)
4th Division de cuirassés: Dunkerque (F), Strasbourg
4th Flotilla Torpillieurs: Surcouf, Kersaint, Cassard, Bouvet

3rd Région Maritime (Toulon)
3rd Flotilla Torpillieurs: Dumont d'Urville, D'Entrecasteaux, La Grandière, D'Iberville, Rigault de Genouilly, Savorgnan de Brazza, Le Beautemps-Beaupré, La Pérouse (final ships working up)
1st Submarine Flotilla: Q204, Q205, Q206, Q207, Q208, Q209
1st Minesweeper Flotilla: 10x Cantal-class minesweepers
1st Vedette-torpilleur Flotilla: 12x Typ-36 Vedette-torpilleurs
3rd Vedette-torpilleur Flotilla: 12x La Combattante II-type Vedette-torpilleurs
2nd Submarine Chaser Flotilla: 10x CSM-01-class submarine chasers

4th Région Maritime (Bizerte)
3rd Submarine Flotilla: Thetis, Nymphe, Atalante, Calypso, Naiade, Circé
7th Submarine Chaser Flotilla: 10x CSM-01-class submarine chasers

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Indian Ocean Flotilla
Headquarters: Djibouti, French Somaliland, Africa

4th Division de Croiseurs: Oliver, Durendal
1st Aviso Division: Grisélidis, Vivette (Emilia-class patrol boats)
2nd Aviso Division: Le Dancaïre, Micaëla (Emilia-class patrol boats)
1st Frigate Division: Sans Reproche
4th Flotilla Escorteurs: Meuse, Sambre, Sormonne, Chiers, Othain
7th Submarine Flotilla: Phénix, Poncelet, Prométhée, Psyché, Hermione, Gorgone
1st Service Squadron: repair ship Acheron, submarine tender Jules Verne
3rd Submarine Chaser Flotilla: 10x CSM-01-class submarine chasers
2nd Vedette Flotilla: 8x Patrouilleur léger Type 1941

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Indochinoise Patrouille Navale
Headquarters: Hanoi, Indochina, Asia

Frigate Flotilla: Tran Nhat Duat (F), Trieu Thi Trinh
4th Corvette Division: Ngoc Hoi, Bach Dang
Gunboat Flotilla: Song Me Kong, Song Hau, Song Huong, Song Hong, Song Lo, Song Da
Support Flotilla: Tam Sat (tug), Hát Giang (tug), Trung Trac (survey), Thich Anh Hung (civil support)

Northern Naval Zone - Hai Phong
2nd Corvette Division: Dong Da, Tuy Dong
1st Submarine Chaser Flotilla: Kon Tum, Phu Tho, Tra Vinh, Tien Giang, Quang Binh, Dong Nai, Dien Bien, Ha Giang, Lai Chau, Binh Duong (CSM-81-class)
2nd Submarine Chaser Flotilla: Son La, Soc Trang, Vinh Phuc, Cao Bang, Nam Dinh, Ha Tinh, Ben Tre, Vinh Long, Thai Binh, Dong Thap (CSM-81-class)
6th Submarine Chaser Flotilla: Cam Ranh, Da Nang, Thi Nai, Vung Tau, Qhi Nhon, Nha Trang (Cam Ranh-class)
1st Torpedo Boat Flotilla: Vedette Rapide 23m-class MTBs MTB-01, MTB-02, MTB-03, MTB-04
3rd Patrol Flotilla: 4x Patrouilleur léger Type 1941 patrol boats
2nd Motor Minesweeper Flotilla: HQ-09, HQ-10, HQ-11, HQ-12, HQ-12, HQ-14, HQ-15, HQ-16

Central Naval Zone - Cam Ranh
3rd Corvette Division: Tay Cay, Can Don
3rd Submarine Chaser Flotilla: An Giang, Quang Tri, Kien Giang, Ba Ria-Vung Tau, Gia Lai, Yen Bai, Hau Giang, Binh Dinh, Hoa Binh, Ninh Binh (CSM-81-class)
1st Motor Minesweeper Flotilla: HQ-01, HQ-02, HQ-03, HQ-04, HQ-05, HQ-06, HQ-07, HQ-08

Southern Naval Zone - Vung Tau
1st Corvette Division: Chi Lang, Van Kiep
4th Submarine Chaser Flotilla: Hung Yen, Thai Nguyen, Tay Ninh, Nghe An, Binh Phuoc, Bac Lieu, Lam Dong, Quang Ninh, Dak Lak, Hain Duong (CSM-81-class)
5th Submarine Chaser Flotilla: Dak Nong, Bac Ninh, Ca Mau, Bac Kan, Phu Yen, Long An, Lao Cai, Tuyen Quang, Thanh Hoa, Quang Nam (CSM-81-class)

Riverine Warfare Force / Indochina Marine Corps
34x Bateau de Patrouille Blindé (62t class)
8x Vedette FOM 8m river patrol boats
8x Vedette FOM 11m river patrol boats
4x EDA-55 landing craft
8x EA-13 landing craft

Cam Ranh Bay Service Flotilla
8x Bateau de Service 8.6m
8x Bateau de Service 12.2m
8x Bateau de Service 20m
8x Patrouilleur de Port 15m

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Other Units

Forces Sous-Marines: Brest, France, Europe
5th Fleet Submarine Flotilla: Emeraude, Opale, Rubis, Saphir, Topase, Turquoise
6th Fleet Submarine Flotilla: Grenat, Agate, Améthyste, Jaspe, Obsidienne, Perle
4th Submarine Flotilla: Roland Morillot, Charles Drujon (training unit)

École Navale: Belle Poule, Étoile
Battleship Lorraine: based in Toulon as training and reserve ship
Coast Defense Ship Foch: based in Toulon as training and reserve ship
Submarines Gymnote and Maxime Laubeuf: based in Toulon as experimental ships
Transports Camerone and Tuyen Quang: based in Arzew, used as transports by French Foreign Legion
Aircraft Transports Furet and Dromedaire: based in Toulon, used to transport aircraft to external territories
Fleet Tankers La Vestale, La Sultane (previously 6th Replenishment Squadron): based in Toulon, moved to the reserve
Oil Tankers Vendémiaire, Brumaire, Frimaire, Nivôse, Pluviôse, Ventôse, Germinal, Floréal, Prairial, Messidor, Thermidor, Fructidor: based in Oran
Coastal tankers Cerisoles and Malakoff: based in Marseilles
Coastal tankers Le Chesnay and Ris-Orangis: based in Bizerte
Coastal freighter Morlaix: based in Saint-Nazaire
Coastal tanker Châtenay-Malabry: based in Dakar
Oceanic Tugs Caméléon and Lyre: based in Brest
Oceanic Tugs Sagittaire and Verseau: based in Suva, Fidji
Oceanic Tugs Bélier and Capricorne: based in Toulon
Medium Tugs Étangs de Sologne and Étangs des Dombes: based in Toulon
Medium Tugs Étang de Biscarosse and Étang de Berre: based in Bizerte
Water Tanker Drosse: based in Toulon
Ocean Research Ships Pourqui Pas, Le Suroit, Ingénieur Elie Monnier, CNRS-1, Géographe, Naturaliste based in Toulon

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Q2/1948 Notable Ship Movements of the Marine Nationale
A general overview of the major exercises and operations being undertaken during Q2/1948 by the Marine Nationale. This list is representative and not exhaustive.

Flotte de l'Atlantique
-- Operation Tigre 48: FO Atlantique Nord (temporary designation "Force Tigre"), under Admiral R. Godfroy sent to Indochina. Force includes carriers Clemenceau, and Gambetta functioning as aircraft transports.
-- Exercise Lyre 48: FO Atlantique Sud under Admiral E. Bailly visits ports along the eastern coast of Atlantis, and conducts at-sea training between the beginning of April and middle of May, prior to returning to Dakar.
-- Exercise Dorade 48: FO Atlantique Sud under Admiral E. Bailly conducts port visit to Gulf of Paria and French Guiana, and exercises in the Caribbean, west of Martinique.
-- Heavy cruisers Suffren and Marseillaise transfer from Marseilles to Brest in April, forming the 8th Flotilla de Croiseurs. Cruisers Lafayette and Latouche-Tréville are added (administratively only) at the end of June, based out of La Rochelle. All ships are working up. (Lafayette and Latouche-Tréville's assignment is temporary.)

Flotte de la Méditerranée
-- Exercise Hydre 48: Force de Action Naval under Vice-amiral A. Lemonnier conducts an eight-stage exercise ranging from Tangiers in the west to Pantelleria in the east. Exercises are almost continuous between May 1st and June 1st, with four different flotillas at sea at various points.
-- Exercise Orion 48: Destroyers Étendard, Hallebarde, Claymore, and Épée (6th Flotilla Torpillieurs) and tanker La Vestale sail to Cobh to conduct a port visit to the Republic of Ireland, and then conducts joint antisubmarine warfare training with the Irish Naval Service.
-- Exercise Persée: The Forces Légères d'Attaque under Contre-amiral M. St-Hilaire, along with assorted submarines, exercises in the eastern Mediterranean between May 20th and June 15th, simulating defense against an Italian attack on Crete. French forces act as the opposition force.
-- Training battleship Lorraine sails on a cadet cruise to visit Alexandria, Beirut, Limassol, and Byzantium.
-- Destroyers Maillé-Brézé and de Sercey return to Toulon from the Eastern Mediterranean, arriving April 10th.
-- Destroyers Ly Thuong Kiet and Ngo Quyen (under partial Indochinese and French crews) working up in the Mediterranean, making port calls in Bizerte, Algiers, Mers-el-Kebir, and Ajaccio.

Forces Navales d'Extrême Orient
-- Exercise Ganymède-III 48: Major antisubmarine exercise held in May by the FNEO and Indochinoise Patrouille Navale.
-- Exercise Éridan 48: The Force opérationnelle Indochine under Vice-amiral J. Decoux conducts a major exercise with Force Tigre in April.
-- Operation Chi huy Lanh hai bien ('Command of Sea Territory'): Ongoing operation by Indochinoise Patrouille Navale, supported by French 2nd Amphibious Operations Squadron, to establish navigational and defense stations in the Hoang Sa Islands against the possibility of Chinese incursions.
-- Operation Langogne: Heavy cruiser Saint Louis is engaged in shadowing the movements of Chinese Task Force South, supported by tanker Cap Ferrat.
-- Exercise Guette 48: Force opérationnelle Pacifique under Vice-amiral d'escadre R. Bérenger conducts a series of five one-week readiness exercises held in May and June. Two heavy cruisers, four light cruisers, eight destroyers employed. (German East Asiatic Squadron under B. Rogge participates in several stages of the exercise.)

Other
-- Oceanic research ship Pourqoi Pas? conducts hydrographic and fisheries surveys in the Celtic Sea between May and June.
-- Support ship Ingénieur Elie Monnier and research submarine CNRS-1 finish conducting research in the Ionian Sea after CNRS-1 makes a dive to 3,700 meters. Both return to Bizerte.

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Reader's note:

For some reason I've been rather slipshod about fixing the numbers for the Indochinese order-of-battle. I combed through everything in some detail, and I am fairly confident that everything is up-to-date as of this sim report. The sim reports for the last 1-2 years appear to have been missing a few things - usually light craft or ships under construction. I've made sure the encyclopedia is updated as well.