FR Maille Breze
Large destroyer of the Vauquelin class
|Navy||The French Navy|
|Built by||At.&Ch de St. Nazaire (St. Nazaire, France)|
|Laid down||9 Oct 1930|
|Launched||9 Nov 1931|
|Commissioned||6 Apr 1933|
|Lost||30 Apr 1940|
Maille Breze (Capitaine De Fregate Henry Marie Edouard Antoine Glotin) was severely damaged by a two of its own torpedoes at Greenock, Scotland. She was scuttled by her crew to prevent her magazines from exploding and causing major damage to the civilian areas nearby.
Two live torpedoes were accidentally discharged into her own forward section causing a terrific explosion with flames shooting 50 feet high into the air. Some of her crewmembers tried to squeeze themelves through the portholes to safety. There were 25 dead and 48 wounded among her crew.
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|Henry Marie Edouard Antoine Glotin, FR||30 Apr 1940|
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