FR Le Héros
Submarine of the L'Espoire class
|Navy||The French Navy|
|Built by||Arsenal de Brest (Brest, France)|
|Laid down||11 Aug 1930|
|Launched||14 Oct 1932|
|Commissioned||12 Sep 1934|
|Lost||7 May 1942|
|Loss position||12° 03'S, 49° 03'E|
Sunk off Diego Suarez, Madagascar in position 12º03'45"S, 49º03'30"E by aircraft from the British aircraft carrier HMS Illustrious.
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Notable events involving Le Héros include:
17 Nov 1941
While on passage from Dakar to Madagascar the Vichy-French submarine Le H?ros torpedoed and sank the Norwegian merchant Thode Fagelund (5757 GRT, offsite link) south-east of New London, South Africa in approximate position 33°00'S, 29°00'E. All crew of the Thode Fagelund survived the sinking. (1)
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