Allied Warships

FR Mistral

Destroyer of the Bourrasque class

NavyThe French Navy
TypeDestroyer
ClassBourrasque 
Pennant 
Built byF.&Ch de la Mediterranee (La Seyne, France) 
Ordered 
Laid down28 Nov 1923 
Launched6 Jun 1925 
Commissioned1 Jun 1927 
End service17 Feb 1950 
History

Captured by the British at Plymouth on 3 July 1940.
Returned to mainland France by her Britsh crew on 25 August 1945.
Stricken 17 February 1950.

 

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)

Media links


Destroyers of World War Two

Whitley, M. J.

Sources

  1. Personal communication
  2. ADM 53/112283 + ADM 112886 + ADM 199/379

ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.


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