La Motte-Piquet Cruiser 1938/39

Submitted by 80sKid on Sat, 05/21/2011 - 17:13

Great series of shots taken during Far East tour in late 1930s, including a number of Hong Kong here:

Submitted by
HO Lim-peng (not verified)
Tue, 05/24/2011 - 05:06

Perhaps I could start  the ball rolling, by tentatively identifying the big cruiser (with two aircraft visible secured on board aft), in the centre of  the very striking panorama of the French fleet in Victoria Harbour, as a Suffren class.

I wonder if any of these ships subseqently fought with the Vichy fleet against the allies, and in that little known conflict with the Royal Thai Navy,  in Indochina.