Allied Warships

FR Emile Bertin

Light cruiser of the Emile Bertin class

NavyThe French Navy
TypeLight cruiser
ClassEmile Bertin 
Pennant 
ModMinelaying cruiser 
Built byAt.&Ch de St. Nazaire-Penhoet (St. Nazaire, France) 
Ordered 
Laid down18 Aug 1931 
Launched9 May 1933 
Commissioned28 Jan 1935 
End serviceOct 1951 
History

Decommissioned in October 1951.
Stricken 27 October 1959.
Scrapped in 1961.

 

We don't have any commands listed for FR Emile Bertin


You can help improve this page
Click here to Submit events/comments/updates for this vessel.
Please use this if you spot mistakes or want to improve this ships page.

Notable events involving Emile Bertin include:


7 Apr 1940
HMS Jupiter (Cdr. D.B. Wyburd, RN) returned to Scapa Flow from escort duty.

She departed again later the same day escorting the French light cruiser Emile Bertin (Capt. R.M.J. Battet) and the large destroyers Maille Breze (Cdr. H.M.E.A. Glotin) and Tartu (Capt. J.M. Chomel) in.

8 Apr 1940
After a German force of warships was sighted which the Admiralty thought to be proceeding to the North-Atlantic, HMS Berwick (Capt. I.M. Palmer, DSC, RN), HMS Devonshire (Capt. J.M. Mansfield, DSC, RN), HMS York (Capt. R.H. Portal, DSC, RN) and HMS Glasgow (Capt. F.H. Pegram, RN), disembarked their troops and set out to sea and proceed north to intercept.

In the evening they were joined near Rattray Head by the French light cruiser Emile Bertin (Capt. R.M.J. Battet) and the large destroyers Maille Breze (Cdr. H.M.E.A. Glotin) and Tartu (Capt. J.M. Chomel).

By then it had become apparent that the Germans were proceeding to invade Norway and the cruisers were ordered to proceed towards the Home Fleet which was also at sea.

They joined the Fleet around mid-morning on the 9th.


Return to the Allied Warships section