Allied Warships

FFL Alysse (K 100)

Corvette of the Flower class

NavyThe Free French Navy
PennantK 100 
Built byGeorge Brown & Co. (Greenock, Scotland): Kincaid 
Ordered12 Dec 1939 
Laid down24 Jun 1940 
Launched3 Mar 1941 
Commissioned17 Jun 1941 
Lost9 Feb 1942 
Loss position46° 22'N, 43° 42'W

On loan from Royal Navy since 17 June 1941.
On 9 February 1942 she was torpedoed and sunk in the North Atlantic, about 420 nautical miles east of Cape Race, Canada in position 46º22'N, 43º42'W by the German submarine U-654 while escorting convoy ON-60.
36 of her crew went down with the ship and 34 survivors, including the wounded commanding officer (Lieutenant De Vaisseau Jacques Pépin Lehalleur) were resued by HMCS Moosejaw and HMCS Hepatica. The latter took the torpedoed corvette in tow, but she later foundered in position 46°34'N, 44°10' W on 10 February.


Hit by U-boat
Sunk on 9 Feb 1942 by U-654 (Forster).

U-boat AttackSee our U-boat attack entry for the FFL Alysse
Former nameHMS Alyssum

Commands listed for FFL Alysse (K 100)

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1Jacques Marie Maurice Pépin Lehalleur, FFN5 Jun 19419 Feb 1942

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U-Boat Attack Logs

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