Destroyer of the Bourrasque class
|Navy||The French Navy|
|Built by||F.&Ch de la Mediterranee (La Seyne, France)|
|Laid down||28 Nov 1923|
|Launched||6 Jun 1925|
|Commissioned||1 Jun 1927|
|End service||17 Feb 1950|
Captured by the British at Plymouth on 3 July 1940.
Commands listed for FR Mistral
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|Emil Rene Lavene, FR|
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Notable events involving Mistral include:
16 Apr 1940
Mistral departed Brest in escort of Convoy FS 1, en route Greenock, Scotland. Arrived at Greenock on 19 April. (1)
26 Apr 1940
Mistral departed Brest in escort of Convoy FP 4, en route Greenock, Scotland. Arrived at Greenock on 29 April. (1)
3 Jul 1940
At 0400A/3, boarding parties from HMS Galatea (Capt. B.B. Schofield, RN, flying the flag of Rear-Admiral A.T.B. Curteis, CB, RN) and HMS Newcastle (Capt. J. Figgins, RN) departed to take control of the French destroyers Mistral (Lt.Cdr. G.P.C.M.J.M. de Tolouse-Latrec Montfa) and Le Triomphant (Cdr. E.E.R. Archambeaud). (2)
- Personal communication
- ADM 53/112283 + ADM 112886 + ADM 199/379
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.
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