Allied Warships

FR Paris

Battleship of the Courbet class

NavyThe French Navy
TypeBattleship
ClassCourbet 
Pennant 
Built byF.&Ch de la Mediterranee (La Seyne, France) 
Ordered 
Laid down10 Nov 1911 
Launched28 Sep 1912 
Commissioned1 Aug 1914 
End service21 Dec 1955 
History

Used as a training ship before the war. Seized by the Royal Navy on 3 July 1940 while at Plymouth. Used as an accomodation ship by the Royal Navy.
Returned to France in August 1945.
Used as a ponton postwar.
Sold 21 December 1955 to be broken up for scrap.

 

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1Cdr. Claude Henry Brooks, RAN23 Sep 194021 Oct 1940

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