Allied Warships

Large destroyers

Chacal class

8 ships

The large destroyer FR Chacal of the French Navy. She was lost on 24 May 1940.

Technical information

TypeLarge destroyer
Displacement2126 BRT 
Length127 meters 
Complement8 officers + 196 men 
ArmamentAs designed;
5 5.1" guns (5x1).
2 3" AA guns (2x1).
6 21.7" torpedo tubes (2x3).

as modified in 1939;
4 5.1" guns (4x1).
8 13 mm AA.
6 21.7" torpedo tubes (2x3). 

Max speed35.5 knots
EnginesGeared turbines, 2 shafts 
Power55000 SHP 
Notes on class 

All ships of the Chacal class

Free French Navy Free French Navy (more on Free French Navy)

FFL Léopard Lost on 27 May 1943

French Navy French Navy (more on French Navy)

Chacal Lost on 24 May 1940
Jaguar Lost on 23 May 1940
Léopard (Became the Free French Léopard)

Royal Navy Royal Navy (more on Royal Navy)

HMS Léopard

8 Large destroyers of the Chacal class. 3 of them were lost.

See all Large destroyer classes.

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