LEGO Bretagne Battleship

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LEGO Bretagne Battleship

Brace yourselves for the french are coming and with a mighty machine! Let us introduce you to the LEGO Bretagne Battleship custom model created by the Bobby Brix Channel. Don’t waste a second and download this model from our website and build it!

 

File Size

9.98 KB

File Type

LXF Digital File

Software Compatibility

LDRAW, LEGO Digital Designer, Studio 2.0

Encyclopedia

The Bretagne Battleship

Bretagne was a battleship of the French Navy built in the 1910s, and the lead ship of her class; she had two sister ships, Provence and Lorraine.

The ship was laid down in July 1912 at the Arsenal de Brest, launched in April 1913, and commissioned into the fleet in February 1916, after the outbreak of World War I. She was named in honor of the French region of Brittany, and was armed with a main battery of ten 340 mm (13 in) guns.

During World War I, she was stationed at Corfu to prevent the Austro-Hungarian fleet from leaving the Adriatic Sea, but she saw no action. She remained in service during the 1920s and 1930s, while her sisters were placed in reserve. She participated in non-intervention patrols during the Spanish Civil War. Bretagne escorted convoys after the outbreak of World War II in September 1939, and was stationed in Mers-el-Kébir when France surrendered on 22 June 1940. Fearful that the Germans would seize the French Navy, the British Royal Navy attacked the ships at Mers-el-Kébir; in the attack Bretagne was hit badly and exploded, killing the majority of her crew. The wreck was eventually raised in 1952 and broken up for scrap.

Source: Wikipedia Article

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