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Escort Destroyers acquired from the French Navy at the outbreak of war include Branlebas, Bouclier, La Cordeliere, La Flore, L'Imcomprise, La Melpomene, Mistral and Ouragan.

FRENCH POMONE CLASS SHIPS ACQUIRED BY RN
Branlebas   H. 12th April 1937 Foundered in bad weather and was lost 14th December 1940
Bouclier   H.20 9th August 1937 Given back to France 1945
La Cordeliere  H,25 9th September 1936 Given Back to France 1945
La Flore   H.63  4th May 1935 Given back to France 1945
L'Incomprise  H.47  14th May 1937 Given back to France 1945
La Melpomene H.56  24th January 1935 Given back to France  1945
FRENCH SIMOUN CLASS SHIPS ACQUIRED BY RN
Mistral  H.03 6th June 1925  Given back to France 1945
Ouragan  H.16 6th December 1924  Given back to France 1945
 

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Acquired French destroyers, Message Board for naval enthusiasts, crew & descendents of these Destroyers. This website is not part of any governmental body or official websites of acquired French Destroyers.

Photographs and information on historical events about the aforementioned destroyers requested for this new website. If you have any information you would like to send us including photographs of crew members serving on any of these destroyers and also photographs of the ship please USE OUR MESSAGE FORM 

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HMS BRANLEBAS:  My father was lost on this ship on Dec.14th 1940 when she foundered 25 miles SSE of Eddystone light. We were told their were no survivers, but the war graves sites says there was about 100 rescued. Has anyone got any more information about this Pomone class destroyer that came to Portsmouth in June 1940. Thanks, Keith  email;- nimrod@kedpriory.evesham.net

DAVID GROVES, ABLE SEAMAN:  My father was lost on HMS Branlebas.  I am looking for information on her loss and also wanting to know if there were survivors and if so if any are still alive or who's families may have known my father please contact me John Groves at john@groves699.freeserve.co.uk 

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My father served on HMS Mistral, a seized French destroyer of the Simoun Class during the last war. I cannot find any information about this ship. Can anyone help? Contact William at william@sheils.fsnet.co.uk 

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