Lafayette class aircraft carriers (French, 1950)

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Displacement: 11,000t standard; 15,800t full load
Dimensions: 182.9m wl, 189.7m oa x 21.9m wl, 31.7m fd x 7.2m
Machinery: 4-shaft geared steam turbines, 4 boilers, 100,000shp = 32kts. Range 11,000nm at 15kts
Armament: 26-40mm (2x4, 9x2), 6-20mm (3x2), 26 aircraft
Sensors: Radar SK-2, SP
Complement: 1400


No Name Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate Note
R96 Lafayette New York SB 1942.04.11 1943.05.22 1943.08.31 1963.03 Returned to US 1951 Loaned from US, ex-USS Langley (CVL-27)
R97 Bois Belleau New York SB 1941.08.11 1942.12.06 1943.03.31 1960.09 Returned to US 1953.09.05 Loaned from US, ex-USS Belleau Wood (CVL-24)