Dunkerque got underway again on 22 July, bound for Calais , where she saluted the British Royal Family as they left for home. Bartolomeo Colleoni 20 Jul:

You can help by adding to it. The protection design in the class was also very modern, as it used the " all or nothing " armor scheme, unlike contemporary German warships. Dunkerque was laid down in the Arsenal de Brest , on 24 December , in the Salou graving dock number 4.

Dunkerque Strasbourg. After the Wehrmacht occupied the Zone libre in retaliation for the successful Allied landings in North Africa, the Germans attempted to seize the French warships remaining under Vichy control on 27 November.