Chasseurs et Patrouilleur auxiliaire l'Angleterre 1940

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ptdockyard
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Chasseurs et Patrouilleur auxiliaire l'Angleterre 1940

Message par ptdockyard » 13 Oct 2007, 22:12

Bonjour!

Sorry for the English post- I do not speak French :oops:

Here is a photo of two French chasseurs and an armed yacht in England. The photo is after Dunkirk June-July 1940. I assume all the craft are French as there is a French destroyer to the far left that is not in this picture.

The center boat is C.98, one of the US built type from 1918. Can anyone identify and provide details for the armed yacht on the right?

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Merci!

David Gregory
The PT Dockyard

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Message par jym » 13 Oct 2007, 22:34

Hi Gregory,

Sorry my english is very bad, i prefer to continue in french. :cry:

Ce bateau ressemble aux dépanneurs d'hydravions de type PETREL lancés entre 1932 et 1933.
déplacement : 80 tw , longueur : 26.2 m

C'étaient d'anciennes vedettes du ministère de l'air cédés à la marine.
Il semble y en avoir eu 8 en tout.
ancien de la marine de 1972 à 1980. Ecole des mousses, ecole des fourriers, DP Toulon, ER le Provencal

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Message par SL » 14 Oct 2007, 11:08

Bonjour,
Translation :
This ship looks like a seaplane support ship of the Pétrel class. Eight ships of this class were completed between 1932 and 1932 for the Air force. They were latter transferred to the Navy and used as patrol boats.
Displacement : 80 tons.
Dimensions 26,20 m x 4,35 m x 0,95 m.
Machinery : 1 diesel, 1 shaft, 270 HP. Speed 11,5 knots.

Best regards. SL

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Message par ptdockyard » 14 Oct 2007, 14:38

Thank you for the responses. Now that I compare it to my PETREL class photos, I see the match.

I should have caught that one myself!

Does anyone know what they were armed with in Navy service?

Dave G.

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Message par SL » 16 Oct 2007, 13:34

Hi David,

Here is a photo of a ship of the Petrel class : Petrel 6 in 1938.
In Navy service, the armament was only a machine gun.

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If the ship on your photo is really a Petrel, she is probably the Petrel 4.
This ship escaped from Normandy (Saint Vaast La Hougue) on june 14th, 1940. She was taken over by the british and joined the Royal Navy (july 3rd, 1940). She was returned to the French navy at the end of the war (1945).
Best regards SL

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