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French destroyer L'Adroit
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French destroyer L'Adroit
Career (France)
Namesake: "the skilful one"
Builder: A C de France
Laid down: 26 May 1925
Launched: 1 April 1927
Commissioned: 1 July 1929
General characteristics [1]
Type: Destroyer
Displacement: 1,378 tonnes (1,356 long tons) standard
2,000 tonnes (2,000 long tons) full load
Length: 107.9 m (354 ft 0 in)
Beam: 9.84 m (32 ft 3 in)
Draught: 4.3 m (14 ft 1 in)
Installed power: 34,000 shp (25,000 kW)
Propulsion: 2 shafts, geared steam turbines
3 boilers
Speed: 33 knots (61 km/h; 38 mph)
Complement: 142
Armament: 4 × 130 mm (5.1 in) guns
2 × 37 mm (1.5 in)
2 × 13.2 mm machine guns
6 × 550 mm (21.7 in) torpedo tubes

L’Adroit ("the skilful one") was a destroyer of the French Navy, built prior to the Second World War. She was the lead ship of her class.

L’Adroit was built at A C de France at Dunkirk. She was laid down on 26 May 1925, launched on 1 April 1927 and completed 1 July 1929.

She was in action during the first months of World War II, and with the invasion of France and the Low Countries and was involved with the evacuation of the British and French forces from Dunkirk.

On 25 May 1940 she was bombed and sunk off the Belgian coast.[2]

Notes

  1. Conway p270
  2. Whitley p48

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