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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: Le 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)
  • 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 in) guns

L'Indomptable ("The indomitable one") was a Le Fantasque-class large destroyer (contre-torpilleur, "torpedo-boat destroyer") 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.


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 Le 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.

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  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.