Shipwrecks of the allies in Dunkerque - 1940.

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Shipwrecks of the allies in Dunkerque - 1940.

Post by tigre » Thu Mar 10, 2016 3:38 pm

Hello to all :D; something new.....................................

French Destroyer L'Adroit T23.

On May 20, around 23:00 hours, while waiting the departure of the tanker SALOME, accompanied by two destroyers, she was attacked by German planes (He-111). A bomb hit, transversed the ship and exploded just in front of the bridge. A third of the ship was ripped and she was stranded on the beach of Malo-les-Bains at 00:35 hours where she burst into flames. As she had just been reloaded with ammunition and torpedoes for a mission in the Scheldt estuary, the crew abandoned her and also were evacuated the population of Malo-les-Bains. At 02:30 hours the ship was destroyed by seven blasts. The impressive wreck was later the target of numerous photographers.

Below: German airmen visiting the wreckage of a war ship beached on the Channel coast.

Sources: http://www.pictokon.net/bilder/10-bilde ... ganda.html
http://www.wrecksite.eu/wreck.aspx?135

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Re: Shipwrecks of the allies in Dunkerque - 1940.

Post by tigre » Thu Mar 24, 2016 7:26 pm

Hello to all :D; another picture.....................................

French Destroyer L'Adroit T23.

Sources: http://www.warrelics.eu/forum/attachmen ... e-75-1.jpg

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Re: Shipwrecks of the allies in Dunkerque - 1940.

Post by Prosper Vandenbroucke » Fri Mar 25, 2016 3:35 pm

Hi Raul and the other members of course.
On the link here below:
http://marine1939.blogspot.be/2012/03/l ... droit.html
you will see several pics of the same ship.
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Post by tigre » Sat Mar 26, 2016 2:38 am

Thanks for that interesting link Prosper :up:. Cheers. Raúl M 8).
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Re: Shipwrecks of the allies in Dunkerque - 1940.

Post by tigre » Fri Apr 15, 2016 2:04 pm

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French coastal patrol craft .

Sources: http://ww2colorfarbe.blogspot.com.ar/20 ... chive.html

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A beached French coastal patrol craft at low tide at Dunkirk......................
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Re: Shipwrecks of the allies in Dunkerque - 1940.

Post by Prosper Vandenbroucke » Fri Apr 15, 2016 2:30 pm

Hi Raul,
This ship is named "Chasseur 9" (Ch 9) and it's a submarine chaser belonging to the french navy.
http://marine1939.blogspot.be/2015/06/chasseur-9.html
The picture is not token at Dunkirk self but on the beach of Malo les Bains, a suburb of Dunkirk.
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Re: Shipwrecks of the allies in Dunkerque - 1940.

Post by tigre » Sat Apr 16, 2016 11:31 am

Hey Prosper :D; thank you very much for this great info :wink:. Cheers. Raúl M 8).
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Post by Prosper Vandenbroucke » Sat Apr 16, 2016 3:04 pm

All pleasure was mine
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Re: Shipwrecks of the allies in Dunkerque - 1940.

Post by tigre » Sat Jul 01, 2017 4:56 pm

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French Destroyer L'Adroit T23.

Sources: ttp://www.ebay.de/itm/Zerstorter-engl-Kreuzer ... 2072162521

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