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Guépard at anchor
History
France
Name: Guépard
Namesake: Cheetah
Builder: Arsenal de Lorient
Launched: 19 April 1928
Fate: Scuttled, 27 November 1942
General characteristics (as built)
Class and type: Guépard-class destroyer
Displacement:
  • 2,436 t (2,398 long tons) (standard)
  • 3,220 t (3,170 long tons) (full load)
Length: 130.2 m (427 ft 2.0 in)
Beam: 11.5 m (37 ft 8.8 in)
Draft: 4.3 m (14 ft 1.3 in)
Installed power:
Propulsion:
Speed: 35.5 knots (65.7 km/h; 40.9 mph)
Range: 3,000 nmi (5,600 km; 3,500 mi) at 14.5 knots (26.9 km/h; 16.7 mph)
Crew: 12 officers, 224 crewmen (wartime)
Armament:

Guépard was the lead ship of her class of destroyers (contre-torpilleur) built for the French Navy during the 1920s.

After France surrendered to Germany in June 1940 during World War II, Guépard served with the navy of Vichy France. She was among the ships of the French fleet scuttled at Toulon, France, on 27 November 1942. Her wreck later was salvaged and scrapped.

Notes

References

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