Allied Warships

FFL Commandant Detroyat (K 183)

Corvette of the Flower class

NavyThe Free French Navy
TypeCorvette
ClassFlower 
PennantK 183 
Built byHall, Russell & Co. Ltd. (Aberdeen, Scotland) 
Ordered25 Jul 1939 
Laid down19 Sep 1940 
Launched9 Jun 1941 
Commissioned16 Sep 1941 
End service 1947 
History

Transferred to the free French Navy upon completion on 16 September 1941.
Returned to the Royal Navy in 1947 and scrapped at Troon in February 1948.

 
Former nameHMS Coriander

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Notable events involving Commandant Detroyat include:


7 Sep 1942
HrMs O 19 (Lt.Cdr. H.F. Bach Kolling, RNN(R)) departed Kilindini for East London, South Africa. She is escorted by the Free French corvette Commandant Detroyat. (1)

16 Sep 1942
HrMs O 24 (Lt.Cdr. W.J. de Vries, RNN) departed East London for Mauritius. She is escorted by the Free French corvette Commandant Detroyat until 1600 hours the next day. (2)

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)

5 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). (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.

Sources

  1. File 2.12.27.139 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
  2. File 2.12.03.6440 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
  3. ADM 173/17528
  4. ADM 173/17923

ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.


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