Allied Warships

FR Le Fantasque

Large destroyer of the Le Fantasque class

NavyThe French Navy
TypeLarge destroyer
ClassLe Fantasque 
Pennant 
Built byArsenal de Lorient (Lorient, France) 
Ordered 
Laid down15 Nov 1931 
Launched15 Mar 1934 
Commissioned10 Mar 1935 
End service2 May 1957 
History

Operated by the Vichy French and based at Dakar during the Allied landing in North Africa in November 1942.
Rejoined the Allied cause.
Stricken 2 May 1957.

 

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Notable events involving Le Fantasque include:


25 Oct 1939
The German merchant Santa Fé (4627 GRT) is intercepted and captured in the Atlantic in approximate position 05°00N, 34°00'W by the French heavy cruiser Dupleix Capt. L.L.M. Hameury) and the French large destroyers Le Fantasque (Capt. P.A.B. Still) and Le Terrible (Cdr. A.E.R. Bonneau).

24 Dec 1943
The German merchant Nicoline Maersk (4194 GRT) was intercepted by Le Fantasque in the Western Mediterranean and was run aground by her crew near Tortosa, Spain.


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