Destroyer of the L'Adroit class
|Navy||The French Navy|
|Built by||Ch Dyle & Bacalan (Bordeaux, France)|
|Laid down||17 May 1926|
|Launched||18 May 1927|
|Commissioned||15 Jun 1928|
|Lost||8 Nov 1942|
Sunk by gunfire from Allied warships off Casablanca, Morocco during the Allied landing in North Africa.
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Notable events involving Brestois include:
12 Apr 1940
HMS Kashmir (Cdr. H.A. King, RN) and HMS Kelvin (Lt.Cdr. J.L. Machin, RN) departed Lerwick for the Tyne. HMS Kelvin had to proceed stern first. They were being escorted by the French destroyers Brestois (Capitaine de Fregate (Cdr.) J.L.C. Kraft) and Foudroyant (Capitaine de Fregate (Cdr.) P.L.A. Fontaine).
13 Apr 1940
The damaged british destroyers HMS Kashmir (Cdr. H.A. King, RN), HMS Kelvin (Lt.Cdr. J.L. Machin, RN) and their escorts, the French destroyers, Brestois (Capitaine de Fregate (Cdr.) J.L.C. Kraft) and Foudroyant (Capitaine de Fregate (Cdr.) P.L.A. Fontaine), arrived at the Tyne. Both damaged British destroyers were then taken in hand for repairs at Wallsend.
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