Allied Warships

FR Tartu

Large destroyer of the Vauquelin class

NavyThe French Navy
TypeLarge destroyer
ClassVauquelin 
Pennant 
Built byAt.&Ch de la Loire (St. Nazaire, France) 
Ordered 
Laid down14 Sep 1930 
Launched7 Dec 1931 
Commissioned27 Nov 1932 
Lost27 Nov 1942 
History

Scuttled at Toulon on 27 November 1942 to prevent her capture by the Germans.

 

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Notable events involving Tartu 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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