Allied Warships

FR Guepard

Large destroyer of the Guepard class

NavyThe French Navy
TypeLarge destroyer
Built byArsenal de Lorient (Lorient, France) 
Laid down14 Mar 1927 
Launched19 Apr 1928 
Commissioned13 Aug 1929 
End service27 Nov 1942 

Scuttled at Toulon on 27 November 1942 to prevent her capture by the Germans.
Raised by the Italians in 1943, but not repaired.
Sunk by Allied aircraft on 11 March 1944.


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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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