Allied Warships

FR Orage

Destroyer of the Bourrasque class

NavyThe French Navy
TypeDestroyer
ClassBourrasque 
Pennant 
Built byChantiers Navals Francais (Caen, France) 
Ordered 
Laid down20 Aug 1923 
Launched30 Aug 1924 
Commissioned1 Dec 1926 
Lost23 May 1940 
History

Orage (Capitaine De Fregate Roger Vincent Marie Viennot De Vaublanc) was sunk on 23 May 1940 off Boulogne by German aircraft. The Commanding officer was wounded in the sinking.

 

Commands listed for FR Orage

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Roger Vincent Marie Viennot De Vaublanc, FR23 May 1940

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Notable events involving Orage include:


21 Apr 1940
Orage (Capitaine de Fr?gate Roger V. M. Viennot de Vaublanc) departed Brest in escort of Convoy FS 3, en route Greenock, Scotland. Arrived at Greenock on 24 April. (1)

Media links


Destroyers of World War Two

Whitley, M. J.

Sources

  1. Personal communication

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