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This article shows the structure of the Lutetiian Navy in 1942, by the time Operation Spriocearcaitheoir began.

Vessels and Equipment

Carriers

The Carrier Doctrine of the Lutetiian Navy emphasized smaller aircraft carriers, more vessels for less money, with more vessels in more places - or many vessels with an unmatched versatility in their aircraft complement arranged in a large task force.

Carriers were usually named after birds, the astrore for example is a kind of falcon.

Battleships

Cruisers

The Lutetiian Navy maintained a force of cruisers, intended to cruise in distant waters as scouts, raiders and commerce protectors, as well as a statement of the power (and narcissism) of the Lutetiian Navy and the interests of the nation it represented.

The distinction between Light Cruisers, Heavy Cruisers and Battlecruisers was difficult to make, but eventually, light cruiser became to mean 'Lightly Armed Cruiser', with guns up to 150 millimetres, heavy cruiser became to mean 'Heavily Armed Cruiser', with guns up to 250 millimetres, and battlecruiser became to mean 'Cruiser Armed like a Battleship', with guns from 280 millimetre upwards.

Destroyers

The Destroyer Doctrine of the Lutetiian Navy saw comparatively large destroyers needed, with the capabilities to operate independently or in groups for a variety of missions, from air defense of larger vessels to

Destroyers were usually named after trade commodities, fieno for example means hay.

Frigates

Corvettes

Patrol Vessels

Torpedo Boats

The Lutetiian Navy did not maintain oceangoing torpedo boats like the SDF-Navy with the Grey Wolf class Torpedo Boats, but they did have a huge number of smaller torpedo boats for coastal defense and, in repurposed variants, for riverine operations.

Submarines

Submarines were less for merchant raiding and more

Fleet Oilers

Transport Vessels

Mine Warfare Vessels

Other

Aircraft

Air Ships

Structure

Command of the Naval Bases
Battle Fleet
Carrier Task Forces
Cruiser Forces
Independent Destroyer Forces
Coastal Command
Naval Aviation
Submarine Command
Amphibious Warfare Command (working closely together with the Gruppo di Attacco di Cavalleria Pesante)

See Also

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