FR Bourrasque


The French destroyer Bourrasque took part in the Allied evacuation of Dunkirk 30.May 1940, Operation Dynamo, and had on her last journey 600 French soldiers on board. Near the buoy at Nieuwport, Bourrasque was taken under fire from a German artillery battery and hit. The destroyer started quickly to flood, and the crew and the French soldiers abandoned ship. 559 soldiers got away from the sinking ship. She sank on a depth of 25 meter, and was found by divers in 1984 near Nieuport.

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FR Bourrasque

347,0 x 33,0 x 13,7 f
Tons: Built: Home Port:
1458 grt Dunquerque ( F ) 1925  ( F )

51º14'58"N, 02º33'02"E
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