Allied Warships

FR Maille Breze

Large destroyer of the Vauquelin class

NavyThe French Navy
TypeLarge destroyer
ClassVauquelin 
Pennant 
Built byAt.&Ch de St. Nazaire (St. Nazaire, France) 
Ordered 
Laid down9 Oct 1930 
Launched9 Nov 1931 
Commissioned6 Apr 1933 
Lost30 Apr 1940 
History

Maille Breze (Capitaine De Fregate Henry Marie Edouard Antoine Glotin) was severely damaged by a two of its own torpedoes at Greenock, Scotland. She was scuttled by her crew to prevent her magazines from exploding and causing major damage to the civilian areas nearby.

Two live torpedoes were accidentally discharged into her own forward section causing a terrific explosion with flames shooting 50 feet high into the air. Some of her crewmembers tried to squeeze themelves through the portholes to safety. There were 25 dead and 48 wounded among her crew.

 

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Henry Marie Edouard Antoine Glotin, FR30 Apr 1940

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