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French destroyer Maillé-Brézé (D627)

Maillé Brézé
Maillé-Brézé at Nantes in 2002
History
French Navy EnsignFrance
Name: Maillé-Brézé
Namesake: Jean Armand de Maillé-Brézé
Laid down: February 1951
Launched: October 1953
Commissioned: 4 May 1957
Decommissioned: 1988
Fate: Museum ship
General characteristics
Class & type: T 47-class destroyer
Displacement:
  • 2,750 tons standard
  • 3,740 tons full load
Length: 128.6 m (422 ft)
Beam: 12.7 m (42 ft)
Draught: 5.4 m (18 ft)
Installed power: 63,000 shp (47,000 kW)
Propulsion:
  • 4 diesel boilers
  • 2 shafts
  • Geared steam turbines
Speed: 34 kn (63 km/h)
Range: 5,000 nmi (9,300 km) at 18 kn (33 km/h)
Complement: 347
Armament:
  • 6 × 127-mm (5-inch) guns (3 twin turrets)
  • 6 × 57-mm (2.2-inch) guns (3 twin turrets)
  • 4 × 20-mm (0.79-inch) guns (4 × 1)
  • 12 × 550-mm (22-inch) torpedo tubes (4 × 3)

Maillé-Brézé is a T 47-class destroyer (escorteur d'escadre) of the French Navy. She was built by Arsenal de Lorient in Lorient, commissioned on 4 May 1957 and named after the French admiral Jean Armand de Maillé-Brézé (1619–1646).

In 1988 she was decommissioned and became a museum ship in Nantes. She has been listed as a monument historique by the French Ministry of Culture since October 1991.[1]

References

  • Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1947-1995
  1. ^ (French) French Ministry of Culture database entry

External links

  • (French) naval museum, NantesMaillé-Brézé

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