Allied Warships

FR Georges Leygues

Light cruiser of the La Galissonniere class

NavyThe French Navy
TypeLight cruiser
ClassLa Galissonniere 
Pennant 
Built byAt.&Ch de St. Nazaire-Penhoet (St. Nazaire, France) 
Ordered 
Laid down21 Sep 1933 
Launched24 Mar 1936 
Commissioned15 Nov 1937 
End service 
History

While serving with the Vichy Navy the ship arrived at Dakar from Toulon on 14 September 1940.
Joined the Free French Navy after the Allied landings in North Africa.
Sold for scrap in November 1959.

 

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Notable events involving Georges Leygues include:


13 Apr 1943
The French light cruiser Georges Leygues intercepts the German blockade breaker Portland (7132 GRT) in the Atlantic west of Freetown in position 06°12'N, 21°45'W but before the German ship can be captured she is scuttled by her own crew.


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