Allied Warships

FR Tornade

Destroyer of the Bourrasque class

NavyThe French Navy
TypeDestroyer
ClassBourrasque 
Pennant 
Built byCh Dyle & Bacalan (Bordeaux, France) 
Ordered 
Laid down25 Apr 1923 
Launched12 Mar 1925 
Commissioned10 May 1928 
Lost8 Nov 1942 
History

Operated by the Vichy French and based at Oran, Algeria during the Allied landing in North Africa in November 1942.
Beached off Oran, Algeria on 8 November 1942 after being damaged by gunfire from the British light cruiser HMS Aurora and the British destroyer HMS Calpe.

 

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Destroyers of World War Two

Whitley, M. J.


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