Allied Warships

FR Perlé

Submarine of the Saphir class

NavyThe French Navy
ModMinelaying submarine 
Built byArsenal de Toulon (Toulon, France) 
Laid down21 Jul 1931 
Launched30 Jul 1935 
Commissioned1 Mar 1937 
Lost8 Jul 1944 
Loss position55° 27'N, 33° 50'W

Joined the Allies after the Allied landings in North Africa.
Sunk in error by British aircraft in the North Atlantic in position 55º27'N, 33º50'W while returning to Britain from the USA after refitting there.


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Notable events involving Perlé include:

8 Dec 1943
Perlé arrived at Bermuda.

13 Dec 1943
Perlé departed Bermuda for the Philadelphia Navy Yard, USA.

18 Dec 1943
Perlé arrived at the Philadelphia Navy Yard from Bermuda for a refit.

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