Submarine of the Diane class
|Navy||The French Navy|
|Built by||Ch Augustin Normand (Le Havre, France)|
|Laid down||22 Aug 1929|
|Launched||10 Nov 1931|
|Commissioned||8 Jun 1933|
|End service||15 Apr 1946|
Rejoined the Allies after the Allied landings in North Africa after being captured at Casablanca.
Commands listed for FR Orphée
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|1||Capitaine De Corvette Louis Eugene Yves Marie Courson, FR||3 Sep 1939||10 Jun 1940|
|2||Lieutenant De Vaisseau Robert Henri Auguste Meynier, FR||10 Jun 1940||15 Mar 1942|
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Notable events involving Orphée include:
21 Apr 1940
Orphée fires two torpedoes against German U-boat U-51 north-west of Jutland, Denmark in approximate position 57'N, 05'E (German grid position was AN 3751, this is 56°57'00"N, 04°47'19E). Both torpedoes missed their target.