Submarine of the Agosta class
|Navy||The French Navy|
|Built by||Arsenal de Cherbourg (Cherbourg, France)|
|Laid down||4 Jan 1932|
|Launched||14 Oct 1935|
|Commissioned||4 Jun 1937|
|Lost||5 May 1942|
|Loss position||12° 16'S, 49° 17'E|
On 5 May 1942 she was riding at anchor in Currier Bay, Diego Suarez, when the British launched their invasion of Madagascar (Operation "Ironclad").
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Notable events involving Bévéziers include:
25 Sep 1940
The Vichy-French submarine HMS Bévéziers (Capitaine De Corvette Pierre Jean Georges Marie Lancelot) torpedoed and damaged the British battleship HMS Resolution (Captain Oliver Bevir) during the British / Free French attack on Dakar.
Resolution was hit on the port beam. She took a list of 12?. number 1 boiler room caught fire and the battleship lost all power and had to be taken in tow by HMS Barham. She was towed to Freetown where she arrived on 29 September. After temporary repairs there and at Gibraltar, she sailed for Portsmouth in March 1941. Later she went on the Philadelphia Navy Yard in the U.S.A. for full repairs which were completed in September / October 1941.