Haze Gray Mystery Picture #126 Answer


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Can You Identify This Ship?

This is the French cruiser Colbert (C611).

Colbert was built as a gun cruiser, one of the last such ships completed. In 1970-72 she was converted to a missile cruiser as seen here, with 100mm guns forward and Masurca missiles aft, six original 57mm guns retained midships, and provision for later installation of Exocet SSMs, which have been installed in this view. After 32 years of service she was decommissioned in 1991.

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