203mm/55 Modele 1931 gun

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.

Country Name Origin Year
France 1931
Country Name Operational Year Retirement Year
France 1931 View

Type naval gun
Place of origin France
Service history
Used by France
Wars Second World War
Weight 22 tonnes
Barrel length 11.3 meters
Shell separate charges and shell
Calibre 203 mm

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