FFL Sénégalais (T 22)
French Destroyer escort
|Name||FFL Sénégalais (T 22)|
|Type:||Destroyer escort (Sénégalais)|
|Completed||1943 - Dravo Co, Wilmington, Pittsburgh|
|Owner||Free French Navy|
|Date of attack||4 May 1944||Nationality: French|
|Fate||Damaged by U-371 (Horst-Arno Fenski)|
|Position||37° 49'N, 5° 39'E - Grid CH 93|
|Complement||? men (? dead and ? survivors).|
built as American USS Corbesier (DE 106) of the Cannon-class, completed as FFL Sénégalais (T 22) for the Free French Navy.
1952 reclassified as frigate (F 702) 1962 renamed Yser (F 702). 1965 sold for scrap to Walter Ritscher, Hamburg.
|Notes on event|
In the night on 2/3 May 1944, U-371 was spotted recharging her batteries on the surface off Djidjelli on the Algerian coast. The area was swamped with six escorts from convoy GUS-38 and three aircraft squadrons. At 01.18 hours on 3 May, the U-boat managed to damage USS Menges (DE 320) with a Gnat in the stern. The other vessels hunted the U-boat until the early morning of 4 May when Fenksi had to surface his boat and save his crew, but at 04.04 hours he still fought back and also damaged the FFL Sénégalais (T 22) with a Gnat before scuttling the U-boat.
|On board||We have details of 13 people who were on board.|
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