Allied Warships

FR Chevalier Paul

Large destroyer of the Vauquelin class

NavyThe French Navy
TypeLarge destroyer
ClassVauquelin 
Pennant 
Built byF.&Ch de la Mediterranee (La Seyne, France) 
Ordered 
Laid down28 Feb 1931 
Launched21 Mar 1932 
Commissioned20 Jul 1934 
Lost16 Jun 1941 
Loss position35° 20'N, 35° 20'E
History

Sunk off Syria in position 35º20'N, 35º20'E by British torpedo bombers.

 

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Notable events involving Chevalier Paul include:


5 May 1940
Around 1800/5 the French armed merchant cruisers El D’Jezair, El Kantara, El Mansour, the French troopships Djenne, President Doumer, the British troopships Duchess of Atholl and Reina del Pacifico departed Scapa Flow for the Clyde. They made the passage together with the damaged British heavy cruiser HMS Suffolk (Capt. J.W. Durnford, RN). They were escorted by the British destroyers HMS Kelly (Capt. L.F.A.V.N. Mountbatten, GCVO, RN), HMS Grenade (Cdr. R.C. Boyle, RN) and HMS Griffin (Lt.Cdr. J. Lee-Barber, RN), HMS Imperial (Lt.Cdr. C.A.de W. Kitcat, RN), the French large destroyers Chevalier Paul (Cdr. M. L. Bonnot), Tartu (Capt. J.M. Chomel) and Milan (Cdr. L.M.E. Plumejeaud).

They arrived in the Clyde the next day.


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