Allied Warships

FR Amphitrite

Submarine of the Diane class

NavyThe French Navy
TypeSubmarine
ClassDiane 
Pennant 
Built byCh Augustin Normand (Le Havre, France) 
Ordered 
Laid down8 Aug 1928 
Launched20 Dec 1930 
Commissioned8 Jun 1933 
Lost8 Nov 1942 
Loss position33° 06'N, 7° 37'W
History

On 8 November 1942 Amphitrite was at Casablanca when Operation Torch (the Allied landings in North Africa) began.
Before she had a chance of getting ready for sea, she was sunk at her moorings in position 33º06'30"N, 07º36'58"W by gunfire from the support group (US battleship Massachusetts, cruisers and destroyers) and air attacks from USN planes flying from the carrier CV.4 Ranger. Raised by the Allies.
Stricken in May 1946.

 

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