Allied Warships

FFL La Découverte (K 370)

Frigate of the River class

NavyThe Free French Navy
TypeFrigate
ClassRiver 
PennantK 370 
Built byHenry Robb Ltd. (Leith, U.K.): Plenty 
Ordered14 Jun 1942 
Laid down 
Launched18 Jun 1943 
CommissionedFeb 1944 
End service 
History

Transferred to the F.N.F.L. (Free French) in February 1944 and renamed La Découverte.
Decommissioned in 1959.

 
Former nameHMS Windrush

We don't have any commands listed for FFL La Découverte (K 370)


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Notable events involving La Découverte include:


23 Feb 1944
HrMs O 9 (Lt. J.B.M.J. Maas, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle together with ORP Burza (Lt.Cdr. F. Pitulko) and FFS La Découverte. (1)

15 Apr 1944
HMS H 34 (Lt. R.L. Jay, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with FFS La Découverte and HMS Burdock (Lt. H.M. Collier, RNR). (2)

Sources

  1. File 2.12.03.6372 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
  2. ADM 173/18494

ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.


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