Guillaume Pons Christophe Marie Joseph Michel de Toulouse-Lautrec, FR

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  Capitaine De Corvette


Warship Commands listed for Guillaume Pons Christophe Marie Joseph Michel de Toulouse-Lautrec, FR

FR SiroccoDestroyer31 May 1940

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Destroyer FR Sirocco ()

26 Apr 1940
Sirocco (Capitaine de Corvette Guillaume Rons Cristophe Marie Joseph Michel de Toulouse-Lautrec) departed Brest in escort of Convoy FP 4, en route Greenock, Scotland. Arrived at Greenock on 29 April. (1)

30 May 1940
The French destroyer Cyclone was hit by a torpedo fired by the German motor torpedo boat S-24. She was badly damaged but was able to sail at a speed of 5 knots. The French Commanding Officer asked the Polish destroyer Blyskawica for escort. The Polish destroyer answered and provided the cover requested. Both ships then met the French destroyer Sirocco that was loaded with soldiers. She passed nearby and disappeared in the darkness. After one hour Sirocco was torpedoed and sunk by the German motor torpedo boats S-23 and S-26. Blyskawica left Cyclone. She picked up 15 survivors from the Sirocco. Then she returned to Cyclone and accompanied her to Dover. (1)


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