Allied Warships

FR Aréthuse

Submarine of the Argonaute class

NavyThe French Navy
Built byChantiers Schneider et Cie (Chalon sur Saône, France) 
Laid down6 Jan 1928 
Launched8 Aug 1929 
Commissioned14 Jul 1933 
End service25 Mar 1946 

Rejoined the Allies after the landing in North Africa.
Stricken 23 March 1946.


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Notable events involving Aréthuse include:

4 Jun 1943
Arethuse torpedoed and sank the French merchant Dalny (6672 GRT) off Cape Cervo, Sardinia, Italy in position 41°08'N, 09°32'E.

9 Jan 1944
HMS Unseen (Lt. M.L.C. Crawford, DSC and Bar, RN) departed Algiers for passage to Gibraltar. She made the passage in convoy MKS 36 together with the French submarine Aréthuse. (1)


  1. ADM 199/1824

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

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