FFL Morse (P 87)
Submarine of the V class
|Navy||The Free French Navy|
|Built by||Vickers Armstrong (Barrow-in-Furness, U.K.)|
|Ordered||21 May 1942|
|Laid down||13 Aug 1943|
|Launched||19 Aug 1944|
|Commissioned||1 Dec 1944|
|End service||17 Sep 1946|
HMS Vortex was transferred to the Free French Navy upon completion on 1 December 1944. She was renamed Morse. Morse was returned to the Royal Navy on 17 September 1946. In 1947 she was loaned to the Danish Navy as Saelen. Saelen was returned to the Royal Navy on 16 January 1958. Scrapped at Faslane in August 1958.
|Former name||HMS Vortex|
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Notable events involving Morse include:
7 Mar 1945
HMS Taurus (A/Lt.Cdr. P.E. Newstead, DSC, RN) departed from Scapa Flow for Holy Loch. She made the passage south together with HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN) and the French submarine Morse (Lt. O. Chauveau). They were escorted by HMS Hastings (A/Cdr. E.A. Stocker, DSC, RN). (1)
21 Apr 1945
HMS Spearhead (T/A/Lt.Cdr. R.E. Youngman, RNR) and the French submarine Morse (Lt. O. Chauveau) departed the Clyde for Gibraltar. They joined convoy OS 124 / KMS 98 for the passage. HMS Spearhead was to proceed to the Far East.
For the daily positions of HMS Spearhead during this passage see the map below.
HMS Spearhead passage Clyde - Subic Bay click here for bigger map (2)
- ADM 173/19865
- ADM 173/19691
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.