FFL Commandant Detroyat (K 183)
Corvette of the Flower class
|Navy||The Free French Navy|
|Built by||Hall, Russell & Co. Ltd. (Aberdeen, Scotland)|
|Ordered||25 Jul 1939|
|Laid down||19 Sep 1940|
|Launched||9 Jun 1941|
|Commissioned||16 Sep 1941|
Transferred to the free French Navy upon completion on 16 September 1941.
|Former name||HMS Coriander|
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Notable events involving Commandant Detroyat include:
22 Nov 1942
HMS P 614 (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Freetown together with HMS Burdock (Lt.Cdr. E.H. Lynes, RD, RNR), FFS Commandant Drogou, FFS Commandant Detroyat, HMS Morris Dance (T/Lt. S.A. MacKechnie, RNVR) and HMS Rumba (T/Lt. E.C.F.D. Jacquier, RNVR). (3)
4 Apr 1943
HMS P 511 (Lt. J.S. Launders, RN) conducted A/S exercises off the Isle of Mull together with FFS Commandant Detroyant, HMS Trent (T/A/Lt.Cdr. J.G. Rankin, DSC, RNR) and HMS Wild Goose (Cdr. D.E.G. Wemyss, RN). (4)
8 Apr 1943
HMS P 511 (Lt. J.S. Launders, RN) conducted A/S exercises off the Isle of Mull together with FFS Commandant Detroyant and HMS Promise (T/Lt. S.A. Sargent, RNVR), ML 559 (T/Lt. C.A. Head, RNVR) and ML 453 (T/Lt. L.V. Horne, RNVR). (4)
9 Apr 1943
HMS P 511 (Lt. J.S. Launders, RN) conducted A/S exercises off the Isle of Mull together with FFS Commandant Detroyant and HMS Promise (T/Lt. S.A. Sargent, RNVR), HMS Castleton (Cdr.(Retd.) C.W.V.T.S. Lepper, RN) and HMS Sapper (T/Lt. R.C. Lees, RNR). (4)
9 Jul 1943
Commandant Detroyat picks up 239 survivors from the British passenger ship De la Salle and 76 survivors from the British merchant Manchester Citizen that were torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-508 60 nautical miles south-west of Lagos in the Gulf of Benin in position 05°50'N, 02°22'E.
- File 126.96.36.199 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
- File 2.12.03.6440 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
- ADM 173/17528
- ADM 173/17923
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.