La Grandière
History
France
Name: La Grandière
Namesake: Pierre-Paul de La Grandière
Builder: At. & Ch. de Provence, Port de Bouc
Launched: 22 June 1939
Fate: scrapped 1959
General characteristics
Class and type: Bougainville-class aviso
Displacement: 1,969 tonnes
Length: 103.7 metres (340 ft)
Beam: 12.98 metres (42.6 ft)
Draft: 4.8 metres (16 ft)
Propulsion: 2 Sulzer marine diesel engines, 3,200 BHP
Speed: 17 knots (31 km/h)
Complement: 139 peacetime; 183 wartime
Armament:
  • 3 × 138mm guns model 1927 (single mountings)
  • 4 × 40mm AA guns (single mountings)
  • 11 × 20 mm machine guns (single mountings)
  • 4 × anti-submarine mortars
  • capacity to carry 66 mines

La Grandière was an Bougainville-class aviso of the French Navy, designed to operate from French colonies in Asia and Africa. She was ordered under the 1937 programme and launched on 22 June 1939 as Ville d'Ys, but completed as La Grandière. She was scrapped in 1959.[1]

References

  1. ^ harv

Sources

  • Le Masson, Henri (1969). The French Navy. Navies of the Second World War. 2. London: MacDonald & Co. (Publishers) Ltd. pp. 11–13. ISBN 9780356023847.