Club FFN - Supporting the FNFL (Forces Navales de la France Libre)
Mission Statement: The purpose of Club French Navy is to support the creation of more French units in further sets of War at Sea and to prove the French Navy's worth in the online Club League. The club is open to all who wish to join. To join the ranks of this esteemed club please private message Flakstruk or post a message here in the HQ and type in ClubFFN to My Single Nation Club in your profile.
Officiers supérieurs — Senior officers 50-54 Capitaine de vaisseau (Captain) 45-49 Capitaine de frégate (Commander) 40-44 Capitaine de corvette (Lieutenant Commander)
Officiers subalternes — Junior officers 36-39 Lieutenant de vaisseau (Lieutenant) 32-35 Enseigne de vaisseau de première classe (Sub-Lieutenant) 28-31 Enseigne de vaisseau de deuxième classe (Acting Sub-Lieutenant) 24-27 Aspirant (Midshipman)
Matelots et quartiers-maîtres — Sailors and quarter-masters 6-7 Quartier-maître de 1ère classe (Quarter-master first class) 4-5 Quartier-maître de 2ème classe (Quarter-master second class) 2-3 Matelot breveté (Diplomed sailor) 0-1 Matelot (sailor)
French National Orders Legion of Honour - Awarded for particpation in 5 winning competitions of the Clubhouse - Awarded for particpation in 4 winning competitions of the Clubhouse - Awarded for particpation in 3 winning competitions of the Clubhouse - Awarded for particpation in 2 winning competitions of the Clubhouse - Awarded for particpation in 1 winning competition of the Clubhouse
Ordre de la Libération - Awarded for particpation in 1 competition of the Clubhouse
French Ministerial Orders Ordre du Mérite Maritime - Awarded for the successfull escort of 3 convoys - Awarded for the successfull escort of 2 convoys - Awarded for the successfull escort of 1 convoy
French Military Awards Médaille militaire - Awarded to all (even non-FFN) members of a victorious team game.
Croix de guerre - Awarded for reaching 40 victories.
Croix de guerre des théâtres d'opérations extérieures - Awarded for 1 victory against any non-Mediteranian club.
Médaille de la Gendarmerie nationale - Awarded for reaching 24 victories.
Médaille de la Résistance - Awarded for 1 victory.
Croix du combattant volontaire - Awarded for joining the FFN.
Médaille de l'Aéronautique - Awarded for excelent performance by aircraft in a game.
Médaille de la Défense nationale - Awarded for participation in 6 Clubhouse Leagues - Awarded for participation in 4 Clubhouse Leagues - Awarded for participation in 2 Clubhouse Leagues
Medals of Honor Médaille d’honneur pour acte de courage et de dévouement - Awarded for reaching 55 victories. - Awarded for reaching 40 victories. - Awarded for reaching 24 victories. - Awarded for reaching 8 victories.[/quote][/quote]
Alsace Class Battleship: (Class Limit 1) -Alsace (1945) Alsace represented an evolutionary improvement over the preceding Richelieu class adopting a more traditional fore and aft turret arrangement and significantly greater tonnage.
Richelieu Class Battleships: (Class Limit 3) -Richelieu (1940) -Jean Bart (1940) -Clemenceau (1943) In response to the Italian construction, France constructed 2 large modern battleships of the Richelieu Class, with a further 2 ordered later on. The first 2 ships saw extensive service during war and survived into the sixties
Dunkerque Class Battleships: (Class Limit 2) -Dunkerque (1939) -Strasbourg (1939) The first French Battleships built since WW1, the Dunkerques were a direct counter to German Panzerschiffe, able to out run and out gun them by some margin. Both ships would be lost due to German activity, scuttled in the port of Toulon in 1942
Bretagne Class Battleships: (Class Limit 3) -Bretange (1939) -Provence (1939) Veterans of WW1, the Bretagne class were initially deployed as convoy escorts. With the fall of France, Bretagne and Provence were held by Vichy local forces at Mers-El-Kabir and the Lorriane disarmed at Alexandria. Bretagne was destroyed in operation catapult, Provence nearly sunk before returning to France and scuttled again with the rest of the fleet. Lorraine provided gunfire support in later operations for the allies
Courbet Class Battleships: (Class Limit 2) -Courbet The MN's first class of Dreadnoughts. Only 2 of the original 4 served on into WW2, with a third demilitarised. Courbet herself was sunk as part of a mulberry artificial harbour.
Joffre Class Fleet Aircraft Carrier (Class Limit 1) -Joffre Planned as a class of two, Joffre was the modern replacement for the Bearn, with the speed and endurance to keep up with the battle fleet. Optional +1
Bearn Class Fleet Carrier (Class Limit 1) -Bearn Laid down as a super-dreadnought of the Normandie Class, she was converted to a carrier during the twenties instead of being scrapped like her sisters. She never launched her aircraft in anger but served as a valuable aircraft ferry.
Commandant Teste Class Seaplane Carrier (Class Limit 1) -Commandant Teste Wishing to expand their naval air arm, but constrained by limited budgets, the Commandant Teste was a less expensive option to a fully fledged aircraft carrier.
Algerie Class Heavy Cruiser (Class Limit 1) -Algerie Considered by some as the best balanced 10,000 ton Heavy cruiser in any navy, the Algerie's war ended in Toulon, at the hands of her own crew.
Suffren Class Heavy Cruiser (Class Limit 4) -Suffren -Duiplex As counters to growing Italian naval strength, The Suffren class were fast and powerful ships[/u]
Duquesne Class Heavy Cruiser (Class Limit 2) -Duquesne Defined as heavy cruisers by their main battery, the Duquesne class sacrificed protection for speed.
La Galissonnière Class Light Cruiser (Class Limit 6) -Gloire -Montecalm
Duguay-Trouin Class Light Cruiser (Class Limit 3) -Lamotte Piqutte
Emile Bertin Class Light Cruiser (Class Limits 1) -Emile Bertin
Pluton Class Light Cruiser (Class Limit 1) -Pluton
Mogador Class Destroyer (Class Limit 2) -Mogador
Le Fantasque Class destroyer (Class Limit 6) Le Terrible
Aigle Class Destroyers (Class Limit 6) -Milan Optional +6
Chacal Class Destroyers(Class Limit 6) -Leopard
Le Hardi Class Destroyers (Class Limit 8) -Le Hardi Optional +4
L'Adroit Class Destroyer (Class Limit 14) -Brestios
Surcouf Class Submarines (Class Limit 1) -Surcouf
Redoutable Class Submarines (Class Limit 31) -Casabianca -Beveziers
Dewoitine D.520 (Fighter) Mb152 (Fighter) V.156 Vindicator (Dive Bomber) Late 298 (Torpedo Bomber) Br810 (Torpedo Bomber) Cams 141 Antares (Patrol Bomber) Leo451 (Patrol Bomber) F4F Wildcat/Martlet Mk.II (Fighter) Based on the Bearn
Luftwaffe: Affiliate Units From 1943 FW190A (Fighter) Me110-C4 (Fighter) When these units are in your fleet: ~You cannot use Wildcat or Martlet ~You must have at least more French aircraft in you fleet than German
This section of the clubhouse is devoted to historical representation of the French Navy
Force de Raid (1939) Organised at the outbreak of war, the Force de Raid was a squadron of France's strongest, fastest ships. (37)Strasbourg (36)Dunkerque (29)Bearn(Vindicator x2) (14)Montcalm (14)Gloire (14)Georges Leygues(Montecalm) (9)Mogador (9)Volta (9)Le Terrible) (9)Le Fantasque(Le Terrible) (9)L'Audacieux(Le Terrible) (9)L'Indomptable(Le Terrible) (9)Le Malin(Le Terrible) (9)Le Triomphant(Le Terrible) (216)
Force X-Hunt For Graf Spee Before the fall of France, Royal Navy and French units cooperated in the hunt for German raiders (20)HMS Hermes + Swordfish Mk-I (37)Strasbourg (15)Algerie (14)Duiplex (Suffren) (86)
French Attack on Genoa (1940) Eager to share in the German success in France, Italy declared war and attacked. The MN responded with a bombardment of Genoa. (15)Algerie (14)Foch(Suffren) (48) Milan x6 (77)
Anglo-French Bombardment of Bardia (1940) The last Anglo-French operation before the armistice was the bombardment of the key Italian port of Bardia (37) Lorriane (Provence) (39) HMNZS Leander x3(Orion, Neptune & Achillies) (76)
Squadron at Mers-El-Kabir (36)Dunkerque (37)Strasbourg (37)Bretagne(Provence) (37)Provence (17)Commandant Teste (9)Mogador x2 (36) Le Terriblex4 (35) MB152 x7