Allied Warships

FR Bévéziers

Submarine of the Agosta class

NavyThe French Navy
Built byArsenal de Cherbourg (Cherbourg, France) 
Laid down4 Jan 1932 
Launched14 Oct 1935 
Commissioned4 Jun 1937 
Lost5 May 1942 
Loss position12° 16'S, 49° 17'E

On 5 May 1942 she was riding at anchor in Currier Bay, Diego Suarez, when the British launched their invasion of Madagascar (Operation "Ironclad").
The French ships in the anchorage were attacked without warning by FAA planes from the British aircraft carriers HMS Indomitable and HMS Illustrious, which secured bomb hits on the sub, sinking her in position 12º16'30"S, 49º17'5"E.
Raised by the Allies in April 1943 but survey declared her unfit for repairs and subsequently scrapped. Stricken on 26 December 1946.


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Notable events involving Bévéziers include:

25 Sep 1940
The Vichy-French submarine HMS Bévéziers (Capitaine De Corvette Pierre Jean Georges Marie Lancelot) torpedoed and damaged the British battleship HMS Resolution (Captain Oliver Bevir) during the British / Free French attack on Dakar.

Resolution was hit on the port beam. She took a list of 12?. number 1 boiler room caught fire and the battleship lost all power and had to be taken in tow by HMS Barham. She was towed to Freetown where she arrived on 29 September. After temporary repairs there and at Gibraltar, she sailed for Portsmouth in March 1941. Later she went on the Philadelphia Navy Yard in the U.S.A. for full repairs which were completed in September / October 1941.

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