Large destroyer of the Guepard class
|Navy||The French Navy|
|Built by||Arsenal de Lorient (Lorient, France)|
|Laid down||14 Mar 1927|
|Launched||19 Apr 1928|
|Commissioned||13 Aug 1929|
|End service||27 Nov 1942|
Scuttled at Toulon on 27 November 1942 to prevent her capture by the Germans.
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Notable events involving Guepard include:
30 Jan 1940
On 30 January 1940 U-55 attacked convoy OA-80G south-west of the Isles of Scilly which was escorted by the sloop HMS Fowey (Cdr. H.B. Ellison, RN). Two ships were hit and sunk, The Greek merchant Keramiai (5085 GRT) and the British merchant Vaclite (5026 GRT) sank in position 49°20'N 07°04'W. In the follow up attack HMS Fowey was joined by the British destroyer HMS Whitshed (Cdr. E.R. Conder, RN), the French destroyers Valmy (Cdr. J.L.P. Constantin) and Gu?pard (Capt. R.E. Gervais de Lafond) and a British Sunderland aircraft from 228 Sqdn. in the following attacks U-55 was sunk in position 48°37'N, 07°48'W with only a single casualty.
8 May 1940
Gu?pard departed Brest in escort of Convoy FP 5, en route Greenock, Scotland. Arrived at Greenock on 10 May. (1)
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