Duguay-Trouin-class Light Cruiser


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Ships in class: Duguay-Trouin, Lamotte Picquet, Primaguet

The Duguay-Trouin-class represented France's first homegrown light cruiser class (her only previous light cruisers having been prizes from the Great War). The Duguay-Trouin-class drew heavy inspiration from the American Omaha class, but the superstructure and more importantly the turret arrangement were quite different. The ships were armed primarily with eight 155mm guns in 4 twin mountings, with a complement of four triple torpedo mountings and a light AA battery. The ships were essentially unarmored, but compensated by making extensive use of compartmentalization. They were also noted as excellent sea vessels. Three ships were completed in class: Duguay-Trouin would serve with the Free French Naval forces, Primaguet would be sank in service of Vichy France, and Lamotte-Piquette would be interned in French Indochina for the duration of the war.


  • Duguay-Trouin-class Light Cruiser