Allied Warships

FR Bouclier

Torpedo boat of the La Melpoméne class

NavyThe French Navy
TypeTorpedo boat
ClassLa Melpoméne 
Built byChr. Worms (Rouen, France) 
Laid down10 Oct 1934 
Launched9 Aug 1937 
Commissioned6 Aug 1938 
End service31 Aug 1950 

Captured by the British while at Portsmouth on 3 July 1940.
Transferred to the Royal Netherlands Navy on 31 August 1940.
Returned by the Dutch to the Royal Navy on 12 January 1941 and immediately transferred to the Free French navy.
Used as Asdic school ship until August 1943.
Laid up in reserve at Hartepool, U.K. in 1944.
Stricken 31 August 1950.


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