Allied Warships

FR Forbin

Destroyer of the L'Adroit class

NavyThe French Navy
Built byF.&Ch de la Mediterranee (La Seyne, France) 
Laid down29 Jun 1927 
Launched17 Jul 1928 
Commissioned1 May 1930 
End service10 Nov 1952 

Disarmed at Alexandria, Egypt and interned by the British on 22 June 1940.
Rejoined the Allied cause and rearmed on 30 May 1943.
Stricken 10 November 1952.


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Notable events involving Forbin include:

14 May 1940
HMS Pandora (Lt.Cdr. J.W. Linton, RN) conducted exercises off Alexandria. The included A/S exercises with the French destroyer Forbin (Capitaine de corvette (Lt.Cdr.) R.C.M. Chartellier). (1)

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Destroyers of World War Two

Whitley, M. J.


  1. ADM 173/16399

ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.

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