Allied Warships

HMS La Melpoméne

Torpedo boat of the La Melpoméne class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeTorpedo boat
ClassLa Melpoméne 
Pennant 
Built byCh.de Bretagne (Nantes, France) 
Ordered 
Laid down16 Dec 1933 
Launched24 Jan 1935 
Commissioned6 Jul 1940 
End service31 Aug 1940 
HistoryCaptured by the British at Portsmouth on 3 July 1940.
Transferred to the Free French Navy on 31 August 1940.
Laid up in reserve at Hartepool U.K. in 1943.
Returned to Cherbourg on 16 September 1945.
Stricken 15 May 1950. 

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1Lt John Frederick Anthony Ashcroft, RN6 Jul 194031 Aug 1940

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