|(collection Wilfried Langry)|
In January 1935 created the fourth DT. Curiously, the Adroit who becomes head of division, is No. 42. It will then numbered 41, in accordance with the practices of the time.
For his first official release, the fourth DT Le Havre accompanied the President of the Republic, Albert Lebrun for the inauguration of the Normandie.
From April to September 1937, the destroyer was assigned to the supervision of Spanish Morocco. He was then assigned to the 2nd TD. , Bearing the symbol T23 hull.
During a watch tower from the Spanish coast, June 24, 1938, the Adroit is forced to sail in emergency Caldetas, following an attack by government aircraft. In reality, there was a shooting exercise on purpose. This incident highlights the extreme tension prevailing in this conflict.
Many escorts and minesweeping are then carried out between France and the Netherlands.
The damage is significant and the machines are quickly drowned. The Adroit tilts quickly than ten degrees to starboard. With a remaining pressure in the machines, the destroyer heads for the beach to fail. Secret documents are destroyed and sensitive equipment is sabotaged. The clever runs aground at 1am. The lifeboats are lowered into the water and the crew evacuated the building. Miraculously, there were no injuries. Spirited, the Slinger lend their support by sending their boats. The men of the Adroit are stored away at Malo les Bains casino.
Captain Dupin de Saint Cyr is on board with some men to continue to serve the anti-aircraft guns. The first explosion throws a marine water and the captain decided to jump ship. He then realizes that the hull is hot as the inside of the hull is in flames.
At 5am, violent explosions began to rock the boat, then this is the ammunition before exploding, causing the collapse of the bridge and the teugue eventually lie on starboard.
|Vue de l'épave de l'Adroit à marée haute (collection Wilfried Langry)|
|Vue de la poupe de l'épave de l'Adroit, remarquez la disparition des superstructures avant (Collection Wilfried Langry) / View of the stern of the l'Adroit|
|Gros plan des dégâts de l'Adroit (Collection Wilfried Langry) / Close up of the L'Adroit wreck (Collection Wilfried Langry)|
|Soldats allemands examinant l'épave de l'Adroit (Collection Wilfried Langry) / German soldiers look at the l'Adroit wreck (Collection Wilfried Langry)|
|Groupe de soldats allemands visitant l'épave de l'Adroit (Collection Wilfried Langry) / Group german soldier visitindg the l'Adroit wreck|
|Vue de l'épave à partir de la plage (Collection Wilfried Langry)|
|Groupe de soldats passant devant la proue de l'Adroit (Collection Wilfried Langry)|
|Badauds visitant l'épave de l'Adroit (Collection Wilfried Langry) / Onlookers visiting the wreck of the L'Adroit|
The wreck will then be neglected and largely disappear under the onslaught of the sea May 5, 1954, a torpedo explode out of the wreck, destroying a little more his remains.
In the fifties, it was decided to permanently disband Adroit. In August 1959, a tug up above the wreck two floats that will move the remaining sections further forward on the beach so that they are finally scrapped.
|Vue de l'épave de l'Adroit après les premiers assauts de la mer (collection Wilfried Langry)|