Allied Warships

FR Le Conquérant

Submarine of the L'Espoire class

NavyThe French Navy
Built byAt.&Ch de la Loire (St. Nazaire, France) 
Laid down16 Aug 1930 
Launched26 Jun 1934 
Commissioned7 Sep 1936 
Lost13 Nov 1942 
Loss position24° 22'N, 15° 47'W

Sunk 13 November 1942 off Dakhla, Morocco in position 24º22'N, 15º47'W by two American Catalina's from VP-92. The commanding officer Capitaine De Corvette Jean Eugene Leon Lefevre was killed


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Notable events involving Le Conquérant include:

11 Apr 1940
HMS Decoy (Cdr. E.G. McGregor, RN) conducted exercises off Dakar with the French submarines Le Conquérant (Lieutenant de vaisseau (Lt.) P.G.L. Le Gall), Le Glorieux (Lieutenant de vaisseau (Lt.) J.C.P. Champel) and Le Tonnant (Lieutenant de vaisseau (Lt.) A.A.C.H.P. Secondant de Montesquie). (1)


  1. ADM 199/380

ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.

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