Allied Warships

FR Primauguet

Light cruiser of the Duguay-Trouin class

NavyThe French Navy
TypeLight cruiser
ClassDuguay-Trouin 
Pennant 
Built byArsenal de Brest (Brest, France) 
Ordered 
Laid down16 Aug 1923 
Launched21 May 1924 
Commissioned1 Apr 1927 
Lost8 Nov 1942 
History

Primauguet was present at Dakar during the attack on 7/8 July 1940.

Sunk in Casablanca harbour on 8 November 1942.
The ship was under refit and not fully operational, but returned the USN gunfire.
The ship was badly damaged and suffered many casualties with 45 crew dead and more than 200 of the crew wounded).
(Capitaine De Vaisseau Leon Joseph Marie Mercier) the commanding officer was killed and Contre Amiral Raymond Emile Gervais De Lafond was wounded. After burning the whole night, the wreck was abandoned and became a total loss.

 

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