Allied Warships

FR Saphir

Submarine of the Saphir class

NavyThe French Navy
ModMinelaying submarine 
Built byArsenal de Toulon (Toulon, France) 
Laid down25 May 1926 
Launched20 Dec 1928 
Commissioned30 Sep 1930 
End service8 Dec 1942 

Disarmed at Bizerte, Tunisia and captured there by the Italians on 8 December 1942.
Renamed FR 112 by the Italians.
Captured by the Germans at Napels, Italy on 15 September 1943.
Further fate unknown.


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Notable events involving Saphir include:

28 Jun 1940
The Italian merchant Alicantino (1642 GRT) hits a mine, laid by the French submarine Saphir (Lt. R. Caminati) on 13 June 1940, and sank of Cagliari.

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