Allied Warships

FR Ajax

Submarine of the Redoutable class

NavyThe French Navy
Built byArsenal de Brest (Brest, France) 
Laid down1 Sep 1928 
Launched28 May 1930 
Commissioned1 Feb 1934 
Lost24 Sep 1940 

Sunk off Dakar on 24 September 1940 by the British destroyer HMS Fortune. Ajax had left harbor in an attempt to attack the Anglo-FNFL forces offshore, but was detected on sonar, depth charges, forced to the surface and finally sunk by gunfire shortly after 0700 hrs.


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