Dunkerque

Type:
Battleship
Class:
Builder:
Arsenal de Brest
Brest, France

Pennant Number:
N/A
Ordered:
N/A
Launched:
October 2, 1935
Keel Laid:
December 24, 1932
Commissioned:
May 1, 1937
Fate:
Scuttled Nov. 27, 1942 at Toulon, France. In Aug. 1945 the wreck was raised and towed to
a storage location, sold in 1958 and scrapped.


Dimensions, machinery and performance
Length:
703' 7"
Engines:
4 Rateau geared steam turbines
Beam:
102'
Boilers:
6 Indret (oil fired)
Draft:
28' std. / 31' full
Shafts:
4
Displacement:
26,500 std. / 35,500 full
HP:
112,500 (136,900 trials)
Speed:
29.5 knots (31.5 trials)
Crew:
1,381
Range:
7,500 NM@ 15 knots


Armament as built
Number Carried
Type
Arrangement
Maximum Range / Ceiling
8
13"/50 (330mm)
2 quadruple turrets
(all forward)
45,604 yards @ 35° (25.9 miles)
1,235 lb. AP shell
Rate of fire 3 RPM

16
5.1"/45 (130mm)
3 quadruple turrets
2 twin turrets
22,750 yards @ 45° (12.9 miles)
70.77 lb HE shell
AA ceiling 40'000' @ 75°
(64.9 lb. AA shell)
Rate of fire 10-15 RPM

8
1.46"/50 (37mm) AA
4 twin mounts
7,850 yards @ 45° (4 miles)
AA ceiling N/A (elevation 80°)
1.598 lb. HE shell
Rate of fire 30-42 RPM

32
0.52"/76 (13.2mm)
Oerlikon machine guns
single mounts
AA ceiling 13,780'
1.8 oz. bullet
Rate of fire 200 RPM

4
Aircraft (1 catapult)


Builder's Data
Page published Jan. 21, 2008