Allied Warships

FR Cyclone

Destroyer of the Bourrasque class

NavyThe French Navy
TypeDestroyer
ClassBourrasque 
Pennant 
Built byF.&Ch de la Mediterranee (La Seyne, France) 
Ordered 
Laid down23 Sep 1923 
Launched24 Jan 1925 
Commissioned1 Jun 1928 
Lost18 Jun 1940 
History

Cyclone (Capt. Yves François Charles Anne Marie Urvoy de Portzamparc) was torpedoed and badly damaged by the German motor torpedo boat S-24 on 30 May 1940.
Scuttled at Brest on 18th June 1940 to prevent her capture by the Germans.

 

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Notable events involving Cyclone include:


16 Apr 1940
Cyclone (Capt. Yves Fran?ois Charles Anne Marie Urvoy de Portzamparc) departed Brest in escort of Convoy FS 1, en route Greenock, Scotland. Arrived at Greenock on 19 April. (1)

26 Apr 1940
Cyclone (Capt. Yves Fran?ois Charles Anne Marie Urvoy de Portzamparc) departed Brest in escort of Convoy FP 4, en route Greenock, Scotland. Arrived at Greenock on 29 April. (1)

30 May 1940
The French destroyer Cyclone was hit by a torpedo fired by the German motor torpedo boat S-24. She was badly damaged but was able to sail at a speed of 5 knots. The French Commanding Officer asked the Polish destroyer Blyskawica for escort. The Polish destroyer answered and provided the cover requested. Both ships then met the French destroyer Sirocco that was loaded with soldiers. She passed nearby and disappeared in the darkness. After one hour Sirocco was torpedoed and sunk by the German motor torpedo boats S-23 and S-26. Blyskawica left Cyclone. She picked up 15 survivors from the Sirocco. Then she returned to Cyclone and accompanied her to Dover. (1)

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Destroyers of World War Two

Whitley, M. J.

Sources

  1. Personal communication

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