Allied Warships

FR Surcouf

Submarine of the Surcouf class

NavyThe French Navy
TypeSubmarine
ClassSurcouf 
Pennant 
Built byArsenal de Cherbourg (Cherbourg, France) 
Ordered 
Laid down1 Oct 1927 
Launched18 Nov 1929 
Commissioned3 May 1934 
Lost18 Feb 1942 
Loss position10° 40'N, 79° 31'W
History

Seized on 3 July 1940 by the British while at Plymouth.
Transferred to the Free Fench Navy.
Surcouf (Capitaine De Fregate Georges Louis Nicolas Blaison) was sunk on 18 February 1942 in the Gulf of Mexico in position 10º40'N, 79º31'W after a collision with the American merchant ship Thomson Lykes. There were no survivors, 130 officers and men (including some British) went down with the ship.

 

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