Monday, 19 June 2017

French destroyer Bourrasque performed well during trials according to the Dutch magazine Marineblad dated 1926 no. 4

An item referred to the Naval and Military Record dated 31 March 1926 reporting that the French 1.460 ton destroyer Bourrasque steamed during 8 hours with a medium speed 34,12 miles and achieved with maximum forced draft even 36,4 miles.(1)

1. Of the Bourrasque-class, building ordered on 5 March 1923, laid down by Ateliers et Chantiers de France, Dunkirk, France on 19 November 1923, launched on 5 August 1925, completed and commissioned on 23 September 1926 and sunk during the evacuation of Dunkirk, on 30 May 1940.