Allied Warships

FR Orage

Destroyer of the Bourrasque class

NavyThe French Navy
Built byChantiers Navals Francais (Caen, France) 
Laid down20 Aug 1923 
Launched30 Aug 1924 
Commissioned1 Dec 1926 
Lost23 May 1940 

Orage (Capitaine De Fregate Roger Vincent Marie Viennot De Vaublanc) was sunk on 23 May 1940 off Boulogne by German aircraft. The Commanding officer was wounded in the sinking.


Commands listed for FR Orage

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Roger Vincent Marie Viennot De Vaublanc, FR23 May 1940

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Notable events involving Orage include:

21 Apr 1940
Orage (Capitaine de Fregate Roger Vincent Marie Viennot de Vaublanc) departed Brest in escort of Convoy FS 3, en route Greenock, Scotland. Arrived at Greenock on 24 April. (1)

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Destroyers of World War Two

Whitley, M. J.


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