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Richelieu Class Battleship Jesse Russell

Richelieu Class Battleship

Jesse Russell

Published April 12th 2012
ISBN : 9785513279624
Paperback
146 pages
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High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! The Richelieu class battleships were the last and largest battleships of the French Navy, staying in service into the 1960s. They still remain to this day the largest warships ever built by France. DesignedMoreHigh Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! The Richelieu class battleships were the last and largest battleships of the French Navy, staying in service into the 1960s. They still remain to this day the largest warships ever built by France. Designed in the 1930s to counter of threat of the Italian Vittorio Veneto class battleships, the Richelieu class were essentially scaled-up versions of the preceding Dunkerque class, featuring a main armament of eight 380 mm guns in two quadruple turrets in forward superfiring positions.