203mm/55 Modèle 1931 gun

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203mm/55 Modèle 1931
File:Algerie-2-Main guns.jpg
Main guns of the Algérie
Type naval gun
Place of origin France
Service history
Used by France
Wars Second World War
Weight 22 tonnes[1]
Barrel length 11.3 meters[1]

Shell separate charges and shell
Calibre 203 mm

The 203mm/55 Modèle 1931 gun was a medium naval gun of the French Navy.

The type was used on the Algérie as main battery, mounted in four twin turrets.

These guns used the same ammunition as the 203mm/50 Modèle 1924 gun and were very similar except for the longer bore. It is believed that the guns were built from tubes of elder 240mm/50 Modèle 1902 guns.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Campbell, John (1985). Naval Weapons of World War Two. Naval Institute Press. p. 292. ISBN 0-87021-459-4.