Allied Warships

FR Antiope

Submarine of the Diane class

NavyThe French Navy
Built byCh. Worms (Rouen, France) 
Laid down28 Dec 1928 
Launched18 Aug 1930 
Commissioned12 Oct 1933 
End service26 Apr 1946 

Escaped from Casablanca to Dakar during the Allied landing in North Africa and rejoined the Allies.
Stricken 26 April 1946.


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Notable events involving Antiope include:

20 May 1940
While on patrol in the North Sea, Antiope (Lt. M.A.L. Balastre) fires 3 torpedoes at her sister ship La Sybille (Lt.Cdr. A.J.R. Raybaud) in position 53°23'N, 03°44'E. Fortunately the torpedoes miss their target.

28 Mar 1944
ORP Dzik (Kpt.mar. (Lt.Cdr.) B.S. Romanowski), Antiope and FT 16 [Fleet Tender] departed Gibraltar to the westward. They were escorted by HMS Haarlem (T/Lt. D.A. King, RNVR). (1)

28 Dec 1944
Antiope departed Key West, Florida, USA for the Philadelphia Navy Yard for a refit.

2 Jan 1945
Antiope arrived at the Philadelphia Navy Yard from Key West, Florida, USA for a refit.

21 Mar 1945
Antiope departed the Philadelphia Navy Yard for Key West, Florida, USA.

26 Mar 1945
Antiope arrived at Key West, Florida, USA.

12 Jul 1945
Antiope departed Key West, Florida, USA for Oran, Algeria via Bermuda and Ponta Delgada, Azores.

23 Jul 1945
Antiope departed Bermuda for Oran, Algeria via Ponta Delgada, Azores.


  1. ADM 199/1853 + ADM 199/2494

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

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