Destroyer of the L'Adroit class
|Navy||The French Navy|
|Built by||At. & Ch de France (Dunkirk, France)|
|Laid down||26 May 1925|
|Launched||1 Apr 1927|
|Commissioned||1 Jul 1929|
|Lost||21 May 1940|
|Loss position||51° 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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and that we only list Commanding Officers for the duration of the Second World War.
|1||Henri Marie Andre Dupin de Saint-Cyr, FR||29 Oct 1938||21 May 1940|
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