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Brakovitch
11-14-2004, 01:34 PM
Reading that thread about the German planes reminded me....... Does anyone know if the French Carrier Bearn was ever in the Pacific and if so what she flew? Be neat to see her and some of the uglier British ships like the Hermes. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-tongue.gif

Brakovitch
11-14-2004, 01:34 PM
Reading that thread about the German planes reminded me....... Does anyone know if the French Carrier Bearn was ever in the Pacific and if so what she flew? Be neat to see her and some of the uglier British ships like the Hermes. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-tongue.gif

FoolTrottel
11-14-2004, 01:51 PM
(Ever heard of www.google.com? (http://www.google.com?))
http://www.warship.get.net.pl/Francja/Aircraft_Carriers/CV_1927_Bearn_class/_Bearn_class.html
Somewhere you can find:
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Following prewar service as a platform for the somewhat poorly equipped Aeronavale, BĂ©arn was used as a transatlantic aircraft ferry and training carrier until being held in Martinique on US orders in June 1940 to prevent her return to France and possible take-over by the Germans. She remained in the West Indies until her US refit of 1943-44, whence she resumed her role as a transport, a task she continued after the war in the French attempt to recover their possessions in IndoChina. She was hulked in 1948, serving first as a training ship and then as a submarine depot ship. Stricken in November 1966 and was sold for breaking up the following year.
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Brakovitch
11-14-2004, 03:48 PM
[QUOTE]Originally posted by FoolTrottel:
(Ever heard of http://www.google.com?)

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FoolTrottel
11-14-2004, 03:53 PM
Yer welcome!