Destroyer of the Bourrasque class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||F.&Ch de la Mediterranee (La Seyne, France)|
|Laid down||28 Nov 1923|
|Launched||6 Jun 1925|
|Commissioned||6 Jul 1940|
|History||Captured by the British at Plymouth on 3 July 1940. Returned to mainland France by her Britsh crew on 25 August 1945. Stricken 17 February 1950.|
Commands listed for HMS Mistral
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|1||Cdr. Claude Henry Brooks, RAN||6 Jul 1940||22 Sep 1940|
|2||Lt. Charles Edward Stuart Basil St. George Beal, RN||22 Sep 1940||22 Oct 1940|
|3||Cdr. Claude Henry Brooks, RAN||22 Oct 1940||19 Mar 1941|
|4||Lt.Cdr. Gerald Donald Anderson, RN||19 Mar 1941||Jan 1942|
|5||Lt. Roland Maurice Roberts, RNR||Jan 1942||5 Feb 1942|
|6||Lt. Sidney John Parsons, DSC, RN||5 Feb 1942||9 Feb 1942|
|7||A/Cdr. (retired) Christopher Montague Vernon Francis Dalrymple-Hay, RN||9 Feb 1942||Dec 1942|
|8||Lt. John Humphrey Michael Sowry, RNVR||Nov 1943||21 Feb 1945|
|9||Lt. Derek George Smeeton, RN||21 Feb 1945||mid 1945|
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Notable events involving Mistral include:
1 Sep 1944
HMS Ultor (Lt. G.E. Hunt, DSC and Bar, RN) departed Holy Loch for Blyth. She was escorted by HMS Mistral (Lt. J.H.M. Sowry, RNVR) until 2130/2 when HMS Hamlet (T/Lt. J.C. Boyd, RNVR) took over the escort. (4)
- ADM 173/16781
- ADM 173/16741
- ADM 173/19223
- ADM 173/19172
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.