Allied Warships

FFL Curie (P 67)

Submarine of the U class

NavyThe Free French Navy
TypeSubmarine
ClassU 
PennantP 67 
ModThird Group 
Built byVickers Armstrong (Barrow-in-Furness, U.K.) 
Ordered12 Jul 1941 
Laid down29 Apr 1942 
Launched23 Jan 1943 
Commissioned2 May 1943 
End serviceJul 1946 
History

HMS Vox was transferred to the Free French Navy upon completion on 2 May 1943. She was renamed Curie. Curie was returned to the Royal Navy in July 1946 and renamed P 67. Scrapped at Milford Haven in May 1949.

 
Former nameHMS Vox

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Notable events involving Curie include:


26 May 1943
HMS Sceptre (Lt. I.S. McIntosh, MBE, DSC, RN) departed Holy Loch for exercises.

At 1800 hours the next day she joined HMS Tally-Ho (Lt.Cdr. L.W.A. Bennington, DSO, DSC, RN) and FFS Curie (Lt. P.M. Sonneville) for passage North. They were escorted by HMS Columbine T/A/Lt.Cdr. W.J. Griffiths, RNR). (1)

14 Jul 1943
HMS Tantalus (Lt.Cdr. H.S. Mackenzie, DSO and Bar, RN) departed Scapa flow for Holy Loch. She makes the passage together with HMS Thrasher (Lt.Cdr. A.R. Hezlet, DSC, RN) and FFS Curie. They were escorted by HMS Alecto (Lt.Cdr. H.A.L. Marsham, RN). (2)

17 Aug 1943
HMS Varangian (Lt. J. Nash, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area with HMS Scott (Lt.Cdr. J.M. Sharpey-Schafer, RN), HMS Ultimatum (Lt. W.H. Kett, DSC, RNR) and FFS Curie (Lt. P.M. Sonneville). (3)

2 Oct 1944
Curie torpedoed and sank the German merchant Zar Ferdinand (1994 GRT) north-west of Skiathos Island, Greece in position 39°20'N, 23°20'E.

3 Oct 1944
Curie torpedoed and sank the German guard boat GM 03/Netzleger XII (125 GRT) off Skiathos Island, Greece.

24 Apr 1945
HrMs Zeehond (Lt. S.H. de Boer, RNN) departed Scapa Flow for Dundee. She made the passage south together with ORP Dzik (Lt. A. Klopotowski, ORP) and FFS Curie (Lt. P.J. Chailley). They were escorted by HMS Ebor Abbey (T.Skr. G.H. Harwood, RNR). (4)

Sources

  1. ADM 173/18003
  2. ADM 173/18191
  3. ADM 173/18446
  4. 2.12.03.7153 (Dutch Archives, The Hague)

ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.


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