Maillé-Brézé at Nantes in 2002
|Namesake:||Jean Armand de Maillé-Brézé|
|Laid down:||February 1951|
|Commissioned:||4 May 1957|
|Class and type:||T 47-class destroyer|
|Length:||128.6 m (422 ft)|
|Beam:||12.7 m (42 ft)|
|Draught:||5.4 m (18 ft)|
|Installed power:||63,000 shp (47,000 kW)|
|Speed:||34 kn (63 km/h)|
|Range:||5,000 nmi (9,300 km) at 18 kn (33 km/h)|
Maillé-Brézé is a T 47-class destroyer (escorteur d'escadre) of the French Navy. She was built by Arsenal de Lorient in Lorient, commissioned on 4 May 1957 and named after the French admiral Jean Armand de Maillé-Brézé (1619–1646).
On 2 March 1962, Maillé-Brézé, along with another four destroyers, landed fresh troops at Algiers to fight the OAS upsurge. Assisted by her sister ship Surcouf, she was about to shell the OAS-held quarter of Bab-el-Oued when a counter-order called the operation off. The destroyers instead took battle stations close to the shore as a deterrent.
On 21 February 2016, director Christopher Nolan announced plans to feature the ship in his upcoming World War II film Dunkirk. In the film, she portrayed two British destroyers – sister ships HMS Vivacious and HMS Vanquisher – by simultaneously carrying the D36 pennant number of Vivacious on her port side and Vanquisher's pennant D54 on her starboard side.
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