Allied Warships

FR Bourrasque

Destroyer of the Bourrasque class

NavyThe French Navy
TypeDestroyer
ClassBourrasque 
Pennant 
Built byAt. & Ch de France (Dunkirk, France) 
Ordered 
Laid down12 Nov 1923 
Launched5 Aug 1925 
Commissioned23 Aug 1926 
Lost30 May 1940 
Loss position51° 15'N, 2° 33'E
History

Bourrasque (Capitaine De Fregate Robert G.A. Fouque) was sunk on 30 May 1940 near Nieuport after being mined and finished off by German artillary fire.
The ship was participating in the evacuation off Allied soldiers from Dunkirk.
The wreck lies in 25 meters of water in position 51º14'58"N, 02º33'02"E.

 

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Destroyers of World War Two

Whitley, M. J.


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