Submarine of the Agosta class
|Navy||The French Navy|
|Built by||At.&Ch de la Loire (St. Nazaire, France)|
|Laid down||28 Jul 1931|
|Launched||6 Dec 1934|
|Commissioned||7 Sep 1936|
|Lost||19 Dec 1940|
|Loss position||28° 03'N, 12° 54'W|
The French submarine FR Sfax lost on 19 Dec 1940 in position 28° 03'N, 12° 54'W.
Sunk off Cape Juby, Morocco by U-37 in approximate position 28º03'N, 12º54'W. Her commander Lieutenant De Vaisseau Marcel Julien Marie Groix and 64 men were killed in the sinking, there were only 4 survivors.
Hit by U-boat
|U-boat Attack||See our U-boat attack entry for the FR Sfax|
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Notable events involving Sfax include:
22 Apr 1940
Sfax (Lieutenant De Vaisseau Marcel Julien Marie Groix) fires two torpedoes against a German ship (possibly the German merchant Palime (2863 GRT) west-north-west of Egersund, Norway in position 58°30'N, 05°30'E. Both torpedoes missed their target.