Allied Warships

FR Tramontane

Destroyer of the Bourrasque class

NavyThe French Navy
TypeDestroyer
ClassBourrasque 
Pennant 
Built byF.&Ch de la Gironde (Bordeaux, France) 
Ordered14 Feb 1923 
Laid down29 Jun 1923 
Launched29 Nov 1924 
Commissioned15 Oct 1927 
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 Canastel, Algeria (near Oran) 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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