Allied Warships

FR Orphée

Submarine of the Diane class

NavyThe French Navy
TypeSubmarine
ClassDiane 
Pennant 
Built byCh Augustin Normand (Le Havre, France) 
Ordered 
Laid down22 Aug 1929 
Launched10 Nov 1931 
Commissioned8 Jun 1933 
End service15 Apr 1946 
History

Rejoined the Allies after the Allied landings in North Africa after being captured at Casablanca.
Stricken 15 April 1946.

 

Commands listed for FR Orphée

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CommanderFromTo
1Capitaine De Corvette Louis Eugene Yves Marie Courson, FR3 Sep 193910 Jun 1940
2Lieutenant De Vaisseau Robert Henri Auguste Meynier, FR10 Jun 194015 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.


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