Allied Warships

FR L'Adroit

Destroyer of the L'Adroit class

L'Adroit wrecked at Dunkirk

NavyThe French Navy
Built byAt. & Ch de France (Dunkirk, France) 
Laid down26 May 1925 
Launched1 Apr 1927 
Commissioned1 Jul 1929 
Lost21 May 1940 
Loss position51° 03'N, 2° 23'E

L'Adroit (Lt.Cdr. H.M.A. Dupin de Saint-Cyr) was bombed and sunk in shallow water off Dunkirk at 1200 PM on 21 May 1940 by German Heinkel-111 aircraft. The ship didn't explode and lay on the beach of Malo-les-Bains.

Only one man was injured, the rest of the crew was safe and served on shore batteries until the French capitulation. The wreck lies in 17 meters of water in position 51º03'42"N, 02º23'20"E.


Commands listed for FR L'Adroit

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1Henri Marie Andre Dupin de Saint-Cyr, FR29 Oct 193821 May 1940

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