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Bearn - France

Aircraft Carrier BEARN : France.
22,000 t; 600ft; 8 x 6.1 inch guns; 6 x 3.9 AA guns; 8 smaller AA guns; 4 above water tubes; 40 aircraft; 37,000 shp; 21 knots; 875 complement. Laid down as a battleship in 1914; re-designed as an aircraft carrier, completed 1927. Interned at Martinique July 1940.

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Fascinating pictures Treeve. Such strange looking craft with what appear to us as toy planes. Another world! Thanks for posting them.

Brian
 

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Thanks Brian, only too glad they have interest.
I just can't believe this interim stage and how alien it appears.
Most of these pictures are between wars.
Best Wishes, Raymond
 

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The foto was taken between 1927 and 1935. Fotos after the refit of 1935 can be discerned most easily by the appearance of the funnel.
 

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