French Destroyer Maill Br Z (1933)

French Destroyer Maill Br Z (1933)

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Maill Br z was a Vauquelin class destroyer of the French Navy lost in an accidental explosion during World War II.On 30 April 1940, at 14:15, as Maill Br z was anchored at the Tail of the Bank off Greenock, a torpedo tube misfunctioned and launched an armed torpedo on the deck, setting fire to the fuel tanks and the forward magazine, which however did not explode.At 15:15, the crew abandoned ship due to the danger of explosion, except for numerous sailors trapped in the mess hall. Around 16:30, a few sailors returned to the ship to flood the aft magazine, and by 19:30 the fire was controlled by the Greenock firemen. By that time, Maill Br z was so low in the water that she began sinking before she could be towed, and she went down with those still trapped in the forward part.show more

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  • Paperback | 96 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 150g
  • Flu Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135683357
  • 9786135683356