FFL Curie (P 67)
Submarine of the U class
|Navy||The Free French Navy|
|Built by||Vickers Armstrong (Barrow-in-Furness, U.K.)|
|Ordered||12 Jul 1941|
|Laid down||29 Apr 1942|
|Launched||23 Jan 1943|
|Commissioned||2 May 1943|
|End service||Jul 1946|
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 name||HMS Vox|
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Notable events involving Curie include:
22 May 1943
HMS Tally-Ho (Lt.Cdr. L.W.A. Bennington, DSO, DSC, RN) and FFS Curie (Lt. P.M. Sonneville) both conducted attack exercises in the Clyde area during which they served as targets for each other. (1)
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). (2)
17 Jun 1943
HMS Sheffield (Capt. C.T. Addis, RN) conducted A/S exercises at Scapa Flow with the French submarine FFS Curie (Lt. P.M. Sonneville). Following these exercises HMS Sheffield conducted torpedo firing exercises. (3)
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). (4)
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). (5)
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), ORP Dzik (Por.mar. (Lt.) A. Klopotowski) and FFS Curie (Lt. P.J. Chailley) departed Scapa Flow for Dundee. They were escorted by HMS Ebor Abbey (T.Skr. G.H. Harwood, RNR). (6)
- ADM 173/18182
- ADM 173/18003
- ADM 53/118526
- ADM 173/18191
- ADM 173/18446
- 2.12.03.7153 (Dutch Archives, The Hague)
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.