Battleship richelieu vs bismarck class, who would have won. French battleship jean bart eight 15 inch guns all mounted forwards. Noppen, illustrated by paul wright, osprey publishing ltd. On richelieu, this proved to be her first day of firing her main guns in anger and this was against the british ships. The queens story in the words of her men by john c. Italys capital battleship vittorio veneto had nine guns of the same caliber and rated at 40,000 tons. So the reload time was about 5 times smaller than for equivalent allied battleships. Trumpeter french navy richelieu battleship 1943 plastic. List of books and articles about cardinal richelieu. Click on the thumbnails to enlarge the images or return to the article.
Feb 10, 2012 history of the royal navy steam, steel and dreadnoughts 18061918 duration. French battleship richelieu enters new york city february 1943 duration. History of the battleship future trends in battleship design crew operations history richelieu talleyrand jeanne darc napoleon clemenceau statistics notes. French 15 in battleship richelieu in 1944 in the indian ocean. Most powerful french battleship richelieu modernised in. It is the story of the richelieu, the fighting ship that never fought.
The battleship is the ultimate power projection platform, and hence arbiter of. French ironclad richelieu 1873, a central battery ironclad. And what is even more amazing is how half the book is the technical details while the other half is all service history and lots of practical information. The alsace class was a group of two fast battleships planned by the french navy in the late 1930s in response to german plans to build two hclass battleships after the second london naval treaty collapsed. Fs richelieu battleship images gallery military factory. Richelieu closely followed the dunkerque class in design, but with a larger caliber main battery with greater protection and displacement. They were scaled up to accommodate a much more powerful main. The gascogne battleship, richelieus kid sister that was never built, with a new turret disposition that makes her look like a panzershiffe. The richelieu which had been landing cadets at dakar, had sailed with the fleuret at 1525 for an unknown destination. Beginning with english king henry viiis flagship, henry grace a dieu, the book covers all the main periods of battleship development, including the great sail ships, such as sovereign of the seas, santissima trinidad and. The richelieu s were based on the preceding dunkerque class, but scaled up to accommodate more powerful 380 mm 15 in guns. Luck is always a huge factor of course, but thats about it. The richelieu class were fast battleships built for the french navy between the 1930s and 1950s.
When the germans broke through the french defenses and threatened brest richelieu put to sea to french north africa and was commissioned in. Ordered in 1935, and designed to counter the italian littorioclass. Kagero sent their newest release unannounced to me so i was happily surprised to find the 3d battleship richelieu in my mailbox. Im the 1st ship of the richeleuclass battleships, richelieu. Trumpeter french navy richelieu battleship 1943 tsm05750 french navy richelieu battleship 1943 this is a 1. For reasons known only to the publishers the card covers are included in the page numbering. They actually wrote a manual giving instruction on how to eat to make sure you didnt need to poop or fart while in the air.
Fr richelieu of the french navy french battleship of the. Apr 04, 2019 french battleships 19141945 by ryan k. Richelieu was laid down in october 1935, launched in january 1939 and began sea trials in january 1940. Using a wealth of primarysource material, some of which has only recently been made available, john jordan and robert dumas have embarked on a completely new study of these important and technically interesting ships. French battleships 19141945 naval historical foundation.
The u2 spy plane, that long, sleek single engine monster that. Richelieu was a french fast battleship, the lead ship of the richelieu class. Richelieu was an excellent ship, but she didnt really do much. French battleship richelieu 1939, a fast battleship. The french battleships of the dunkerque and richelieu classes were the most radical and influential battleship designs of the interwar. The ship was equipped with 380 mm guns, had a high speed, strong armor and very good torpedo protection. Initially two ships were ordered in 1935 in response to italian orders for the littorioclass battleships the previous year. Her distinctive features were derived from the dunkerque class battleships, of which she has the same main armament arrangement and general design. New jersey, iowa, bismarck, yamato, richelieu hore, peter capt. The worlds greatest battleships features 52 of the greatest warships to have sailed and fought in the last 500 years.
See more ideas about battleship, navy ships and naval history. Richelieu is a character and one of the heroes from the kantai collection series who was implimented into the game on the 10th of august, 2017 she is the fleet girl form of the french battleship princess she is voiced by tanibe yumi and drawn by akira biography. The proposed armament included nine or twelve 380 mm 15 in guns or. Especially with these quadruple main guns that i have. Pitting a battleship designed for coastal raidingdefense against a proper highsea battleship of the same era is just not good. History of the royal navy steam, steel and dreadnoughts 18061918 duration. Richelieu thoughts french battleships world of warships. This is one of the most tragic stories in the history of naval warfare. Built as a response to the italian littorio class, the richelieus were based on their immediate predecessors of the dunkerque class with the same unconventional arrangement that grouped their main battery forward in two quadruple gun turrets.
Jul 20, 2014 the richelieu was a french battleship, a scaledup version of the dunkerqueclass battleships and the lead ship of her class. Her armour and underwater protection were equal to most contemporary craft, only surpassed by the japanese yamatoclass. Jan 1, 2019 a tribute to my grandad armand, who served in transmissions on french battleship richelieu during wwii. This authoritative reference book charts the development and h. Richelieu was designed in 1934, as an answer to the modernization of the cavour class, itself designed to counter the french dunkerque design. Consecrated bishop of lucon 1607, he was a delegate of the clergy to the statesgeneral 1614.
There was no toilet on board, but the relief tube allowed the pilot to urinate. Trumpeter french navy richelieu battleship 1943 plastic model. French battleships 19221956 john jordan, robert dumas. They were scaled up to accommodate a much more powerful main battery of eight.
He explained that the richelieu was the only one battleship in the world capable to reload the full main battery whatever its position and the angulation of the guns. French battleship richelieu 1939 wikimedia commons. Using a wealth of primarysource material, some of which has only. Forerunner of the future and articles on the uss triton, ss united states, the history of lighterthanair, and the origin of the towed sonar array. The allied fleet first bombarded the coastal defenses while the vichy forces returned fire against the allied fleet. Richelieu is a character and one of the heroes from the kantai collection series who was implimented into the game on the 10th of august, 2017. An illustrated history and countrybycountry directory of warships, including battlecruisers and. Barrels were elevated in twos aka four different elevation angles in total for a full broadside.
Richelieu closely followed the dunkerque class in design, but with a larger caliber main battery with greater. Dr there was barely a sheet of tissue paper between them. Would it be faster if i told you i was the greatest battleship from the country of liberte, egalite, fraternite. The richelieu was the most beautiful, and perhaps the fastest, battleship in the world. She was shadowed by an aircraft from hms hermes until 1700 hours.
The richelieus were based on the preceding dunkerque class, but scaled up to accommodate more powerful 380 mm 15 in guns and armor to protect them from guns of the same. Two ships were ordered in 1935 in response to italian orders for the littorioclass battleships the previous year. Richelieu, the previous french battleship design france, the united kingdom, and the united states signed the second london naval treaty in 1936, though japan and italy both refused to do so, which effectively ended the international naval arms control regime begun with the washington naval treaty of 1922. Got lucky with one of the french crates and finished up the mission and played my first three games in the richelieu. She is the fleet girl form of the french battleship princess. Frances largest battleships, jean bart and richelieu, each carried eight 15inch guns.
Files are available under licenses specified on their description page. Department of defense dod, russian ministry of defense, chinese ministry of defense, british ministry of defence, or royal australian navy visual information does not imply or constitute endorsement. French aircraft carrier pa2 now cancelled would potentially have been named richelieu. With the 10 point captain you get from the collection and em yo. After an extensive refit in the usa, richelieu went on to serve alongside the royal navy during 194345. What was the better battleship, the richelieu or the. Latest in a long line of 3d reference books aimed at ship modellers the book is in the familiar style, containing a brief history of the ship, technical data, page after page of magnificent drawings and last but certainly not least a large 1400 scale. Short history and operational servicethe battleship richelieu was, together with her sister ship jean bart, which entered service several years after the end of 2 nd world war, were the best battleships ever produced by the french naval industry. All structured data from the file and property namespaces is available under the creative commons cc0 license. The richelieu class were the largest battleships ever to be constructed by france. The alsace design was based on variants of the richelieu class, and three proposals were submitted by the design staff. Realizing it would need a new class of ship to counter the growing italian battleship threat in the mediterranean, france responded with the richelieu.
Bismarcktirpitz vs richelieu vs littorio vs king george. The gascogne battleship, richelieus kid sister that was. The richelieu was a french battleship launched in 1939. Stern view of the french battleship jean bart, a richelieu. Jean bart was a french fast battleship, the second and final member of the richelieu class. Initially two ships were ordered in 1935 in response to italian orders for the littorio class battleships the previous year. Richelieu was hit by two 15 shells from the battleship hms barham, putting one of her 15 cannons out of service. The battleships of the dunkerque and richelieu classes were the most radical and influential designs of the interwar period, and were coveted by the british, the germans and the italians following the armistice of june 1940. The richelieu was a french battleship, a scaledup version of the dunkerqueclass battleships and the lead ship of her class. One of the most successful and wellbalanced new generation battleships in the world. It is a stapled card cover in european a4 size 814 x 14 with 76 internal pages.
The flagship featured a main armament of eight 380 mm 15 inch guns in two quadruple turrets in forward superfiring positions. Jan 14, 2011 i found some weeks ago an interview of a the richelieu main gunner who served after wwii. Richelieu class battleship wikipedia, the free encyclopedia a very interesting ship class, the most striking of this class is how all her artillery guns are on the front of the ship 8guns these are divided into 2 turrets that stand in a vertical line on the ship. A design and operational history post by robertsonn. What was the better battleship, the richelieu or the vittorio. As for the rn, id say that most people prefer the qe class bbs to the king george v ones. French patrol boat richelieu 1915, an auxiliary patrol boat.387 958 1116 968 166 1212 1082 731 863 1631 455 339 379 320 340 448 773 108 766 572 1053 1414 725 816 529 661 432 982 1213 866 1016 930