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La Galissonnière Class cruisers.  History and photographs of La Galissonniere Class cruisers including La Galissonniere, Jean de Vienne, Marseillaise, Gloire, Montcalm and Georges Leygues, three of which were scuttled at Toulon in 1942.

 

La croiseurs de Classe de Galissonnière. L'histoire et les photographies de La croiseurs de Classe de Galissonniere y compris La Galissonniere, Jean de Vienne, Marseillaise, Gloire, Montcalm et George Leygues, trois dont a été abandonné à Toulon en 1942.   

At the outbreak of war the Montcalm along with her sister ships were among the finest cruisers in the French navy.  On the 9th September 1940 The Montcalm (along with Marseillaise and Georges Leygues sailed form Toulon to Dakar where they helped repulse British and Free French forces attempting to seize the port on the 23rd to the 25th September. The cruisers remained at Dakar until  In February 1943 when they joined the free French navy and sailed to Philadelphia major refit including the installation of Radar and increasing their Anti aircraft armament. on the 6th June Montclam (along with Georges Leygues) joined the naval support forces and bombarded German positions around Omaha beach during the Normandy landings. In August she supported allied  landings on the French Riviera. After the war Montcalm continued in the French navy until being stricken in 1961 and broken up in 1970.

Displacement: 8342 tons normal . and 9266 tonnes full load.  Speed: 31 knots.  Crew 540  Armament: Nine 152mm  in triple turrets. Eight 90mm AA  and Eighteen 13.2 mm AA guns.  Also carried two aircraft

 

La Galissonnière 18th November 1933 Scuttled at Toulon on 27th November 1942. Raised by the Italian Navy in 1943 but sunk again in August 1944 before she was ready.
Jean de Vienne 31st July 1935 Scuttled at Toulon on 27th November 1942. Raised by the Italian Navy in 1943 but sunk again in November 1943 before she was ready.
Marseillaise 17th July 1935 Scuttled at Toulon on 27th November 1942. 
Gloire 28th September 1935 Sold for scrapping in January 1958.
Montcalm 26th October 1935 Scrapped in 1970.
Georges Leygues 24th March 1936 Sold for scrapping in November 1959.

La Galissonniere

Scuttled at Toulon on 27th November 1942. Raised by the Italian Navy in 1943 but sunk again in August 1944 before she was ready.

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La Galissonniere

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The Jean de Vienne and La Galissonniere pictured 27th November 1942

Jean de Vienne

Scuttled at Toulon on 27th November 1942. Raised by the Italian Navy in 1943 but sunk again in November 1943 before she was ready.

The Jean de Vienne and La Galissonniere pictured 27th November 1942

Marseillaise

Marseillaise.

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The Marseillaise pictured 27th November 1942

Gloire

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Gloire, May 1953.

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Gloire

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Gloire

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Montcalm 

 At the outbreak of war the Montcalm along with her sister ships were among the finest cruisers in the French navy.  On the 9th September 1940 The Montcalm (along with Marseillaise and Georges Leygues sailed form Toulon to Dakar where they helped repulse British and Free French forces attempting to seize the port on the 23rd to the 25th September. The cruisers remained at Dakar until  In February 1943 when they joined the free French navy and sailed to Philadelphia major refit including the installation of Radar and increasing their Anti aircraft armament. on the 6th June Montclam (along with Georges Leygues) joined the naval support forces and bombarded German positions around Omaha beach during the Normandy landings. In August she supported allied  landings on the French Riviera. After the war Montcalm continued in the French navy until being stricken in 1961 and broken up in 1970.

Montcalm.

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Montcalm, May 1963.

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The French Cruiser Montcalm photographed in 1935.

Image Courtesy of Carl Proctor

Montcalm.  Photo sent in by Jean Gillet

Georges Leygues

Georges Leygues.  Photo sent in by Jean Gillet

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Georges Leygues

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