Franco-Italian Naval War, 1940-41

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Re: Franco-Italian Naval War, 1940-41

Post by lwd » Thu Jun 21, 2012 4:32 pm

In the first few postings on this the French are credited with 1 new battleship. Now I would argue that the Dunkirques are new battleships however I suspect they are listed as BCs. That leaves Richelieu I believe? The question is given her main gun problems as demonstrated historically on 24 September 1940 should she be considered as fully operational? Certainly the Italains would have to consider her such unless or until such problems surfaced but they would be likely to surface in either combat or even testing/training during the period in question.

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