Allied Warships

FR La Sibylle

Submarine of the Diane class

NavyThe French Navy
TypeSubmarine
ClassDiane 
Pennant 
Built byCh. Worms (Rouen, France) 
Ordered 
Laid down10 Jan 1931 
Launched28 Jan 1933 
Commissioned22 Dec 1934 
LostNov 1942 
History

Left Casablanca harbour on 8 November and is reported missing thereafter, it is possible that she was bombed and sunk by a US aircraft, but there is a report of a submarine that sank in an Allied defensive minefield near Casablanca during the night of 16/17 November.
Some sources claim that this submarine was sunk by U-173, but this is very unlikely.

 

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Noteable events involving La Sibylle include:


20 May 1940
While on patrol in the North Sea, Antiope (Lt. M.A.L. Balastre) fires 3 torpedoes at her sister ship La Sybille (Lt.Cdr. A.J.R. Raybaud) in position 53°23'N, 03°44'E. Fortunately the torpedoes miss their target.


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