Large destroyer of the Guepard class
|Navy||The French Navy|
|Built by||Arsenal de Lorient (Lorient, France)|
|Laid down||14 Mar 1927|
|Launched||29 Oct 1928|
|Commissioned||10 Oct 1930|
|Lost||3 May 1940|
|Loss position||65° 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, FR||3 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)
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