Allied Warships

FR Tourville

Heavy cruiser of the Duquesne class

NavyThe French Navy
TypeHeavy cruiser
ClassDuquesne 
Pennant 
Built byArsenal de Lorient (Lorient, France) 
Ordered 
Laid down4 Mar 1925 
Launched24 Aug 1926 
Commissioned1 Dec 1928 
End service11 Dec 1948 
History

Disarmed at Alexandria, Egypt and interned by the British on 22 June 1940.
Rejoined the Allied cause and rearmed on 30 May 1943.
Decommissioned 11 December 1948.
Used as a pontoon and accommodation hulk at Brest.
Stricken 28 April 1961.
Sold in 1962 to be broken up for scrap.

 

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Notable events involving Tourville include:


30 Apr 1940
HMS Orion (Capt. G.R.B. Back, RN), HMS Decoy (Cdr. E.G. McGregor, RN) and HMS Defender (Lt.Cdr. St.J.R.J. Tyrwhitt, RN) departed Malta to join the British battleships HMS Malaya (Capt. I.B.B. Tower, DSC, RN), HMS Royal Sovereign (Capt. H.B. Jacomb, RN), French battleships Lorraine (Capt. L.M.L. Rey), Bretagne (Capt. L.R.E. de Pivian), Provence (Capt. G.T.E. Barois), French heavy cruisers Tourville (Capt. A.J.A. Marloy), Duquesne (Capt. G.E. Besineau), French light cruiser Duguay Trouin (Capt. J.M.C. Trolley de Prevaux) that were escorted by the British destroyers HMS Velox (Cdr.(Retd.) J.C. Colvill, RN), HMS Watchman (Lt.Cdr. E.C.L. Day, RN), the Australian destroyers HMAS Stuart (Capt. H.M.L. Waller, RAN), HMAS Vampire (Cdr. J.A. Walsh, RAN, HMAS Vendetta (Lt. R. Rhoades RAN), HMAS Waterhen (Lt.Cdr. J.H. Swain, RN) and the French destroyers Lion (Cdr. J.J.A. Vetillard), Lynx (Cdr. A.M. De Gouyon Matignon de Pontourade) and Forbin (Lt.Cdr. R.C.M. Chartellier).


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