Allied Warships

FR Valmy

Large destroyer of the Guepard class

NavyThe French Navy
TypeLarge destroyer
ClassGuepard 
Pennant 
Built byAt.&Ch de St. Nazaire (St. Nazaire, France) 
Ordered 
Laid down5 May 1927 
Launched19 May 1928 
Commissioned1 Jan 1930 
End service27 Nov 1942 
History

Scuttled at Toulon on 27 November 1942 to prevent her capture by the Germans.
Raised by the Italians in 1943 and renamed FR 24.
Scuttled at La Spezia on 9 September 1943.
Raised by the Germans and sunk in Genoa in 1945.

 

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Notable events involving Valmy include:


30 Jan 1940
On 30 January 1940 U-55 attacked convoy OA-80G south-west of the Isles of Scilly which was escorted by the sloop HMS Fowey (Cdr. H.B. Ellison, RN). Two ships were hit and sunk, The Greek merchant Keramiai (5085 GRT) and the British merchant Vaclite (5026 GRT) sank in position 49°20'N 07°04'W. In the follow up attack HMS Fowey was joined by the British destroyer HMS Whitshed (Cdr. E.R. Conder, RN), the French destroyers Valmy (Cdr. J.L.P. Constantin) and Gu?pard (Capt. R.E. Gervais de Lafond) and a British Sunderland aircraft from 228 Sqdn. in the following attacks U-55 was sunk in position 48°37'N, 07°48'W with only a single casualty.

15 Apr 1940
Valmy departed Brest in escort of Convoy FP 1 B, en route Greenock, Scotland. Arrived Greenock on 16 April. (1)

23 Apr 1940
Valmy departed Brest in escort of Convoy FP 3, en route Greenock, Scotland. Arrived at Greenock on 25 April. (1)

8 May 1940
Valmy departed Brest in escort of Convoy FP 5, en route Greenock, Scotland. Arrived at Greenock on 10 May. (1)

Sources

  1. Personal communication

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