Allied Warships

FR Bison

Large destroyer of the Guepard class

NavyThe French Navy
TypeLarge destroyer
Built byArsenal de Lorient (Lorient, France) 
Laid down14 Mar 1927 
Launched29 Oct 1928 
Commissioned10 Oct 1930 
Lost3 May 1940 
Loss position65° 42'N, 7° 17'E

Bison (Capitaine De Vaisseau Jean Adolphe Roger Bouan) was sunk by German aircraft some 110 nautical miles west of Vega Island, Norway in postion 65º42'N, 07º17'E. The Commanding officer was killed in the sinking


Commands listed for FR Bison

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Jean Adolphe Roger Bouan, FR3 May 1940 (+)

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Notable events involving Bison include:

12 Apr 1940
Bison (Capitaine de Vaisseau Jean Adolphe Roger Bouan, as part of the 11e Division de Contre-Torpilleurs (Capitaine de Vaisseau Jean Adolphe Roger Bouan), departed Brest in escort of Convoy FP 1 A, en route Greenock, Scotland. Arrived at Greenock on 14 April. (1)


  1. Personal communication

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