Allied Warships

FR Le Héros

Submarine of the L'Espoire class

NavyThe French Navy
Built byArsenal de Brest (Brest, France) 
Laid down11 Aug 1930 
Launched14 Oct 1932 
Commissioned12 Sep 1934 
Lost7 May 1942 
Loss position12° 03'S, 49° 03'E

Sunk off Diego Suarez, Madagascar in position 12º03'45"S, 49º03'30"E by aircraft from the British aircraft carrier HMS Illustrious.


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Notable events involving Le Héros include:

17 Nov 1941
While on passage from Dakar to Madagascar the Vichy-French submarine Le H?ros torpedoed and sank the Norwegian merchant Thode Fagelund (5757 GRT, offsite link) south-east of New London, South Africa in approximate position 33°00'S, 29°00'E. All crew of the Thode Fagelund survived the sinking. (1)


  1. Personal communication

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