French destroyer Indomptable

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Career (France) French Navy Ensign
Name: L'Indomptable
Builder: F.&Ch de la Mediterranee, La Seyne, France
Laid down: 25 January 1932
Launched: 7 December 1933
Commissioned: 10 February 1935
Fate: Scuttled on 27 November 1942
General characteristics
Class and type: Fantasque-class destroyer
Displacement: 2,570 tonnes
Length: 132.4 metres (434 ft)
Beam: 11.98 metres (39.3 ft)
Draught: 4.3 metres (14 ft)
Propulsion: 4 Penhoët boilers
2 Parsons (or Rateau) engines
74,000 to 81,000 hp
2 propellers
Speed: 40
Range: 1,200 km (650 nmi; 750 mi) at 34 knots (63 km/h; 39 mph)
Armament: 5 × 138 mm (5.4-inch) guns

L'Indomptable was a Fantasque-class large destroyer (French: contre-torpilleur) of the French Navy, which served in World War II. Launched during the 1930s, the ship served in the Mediterranean and, very shortly, in northern Europe.

History[edit]

After being launched on 8 December 1933, L'Indomptable entered into service in Spring 1936. She served with the Mediterranean fleet based in Toulon before transferring to the Atlantic Fleet, where the Fantasque-class destroyers were assigned to the Force de Raid when war was declared.[1] She was scuttled in Toulon on 27 November 1942 along with the major part of the French fleet.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rohwer, Jürgen; Hummelchen, Gerhard (1992). Chronology of the War at Sea 1939–1945. Annapolis, Maryland: Naval Institute Press. p. 5. ISBN 1-55750-105-X.