Allied Warships

FR La Galissonniere

Light cruiser of the La Galissonniere class

NavyThe French Navy
TypeLight cruiser
ClassLa Galissonniere 
Built byArsenal de Brest (Brest, France) 
Laid down15 Dec 1931 
Launched18 Nov 1933 
Commissioned1 Jan 1936 
Lost27 Nov 1942 

Scuttled at Toulon on 27 November 1942 to prevent her capture by the Germans.
Salved by the Italians on 3 March 1943 and renamed FR 12.
Damaged by US bombers during an air raid on 24 November 1943.
Bombed and sunk on 18 August 1944 in an air raid by B-25s of the 321st Bombardment Group, USAAF.
Raised and scrapped in 1952.


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