Allied Warships

FR Rigault de Genouilly

Colonial sloop of the Bougainville class

NavyThe French Navy
TypeColonial sloop
ClassBougainville 
Pennant 
Built byF.&Ch de la Gironde (Bordeaux, France) 
Ordered 
Laid down 
Launched18 Sep 1932 
Commissioned 
Lost4 Jul 1940 
History

Rigault de Genouilly (Capitaine De Fregate Louis Georges Emile Frossard) was torpedoed and sunk 6 nautical miles north of Matifou, Algeria by the British submarine HMS Pandora.

 

Commands listed for FR Rigault de Genouilly

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1Capitaine De Fregate Louis Georges Emile Frossard, FR18 Jan 19404 Jul 1940

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Notable events involving Rigault de Genouilly include:


1 Feb 1940
HMS Otus (Lt.Cdr. E.C.F. Nicolay, RN) departed Diego Saurez for her 6th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the Indian Ocean together with the French sloop Rigault de Genouilly (Capitaine De Fregate (Cdr.) L.G.E. Frossard).

For the daily positions of HMS Otus during this patrol see the map below.

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7 Feb 1940
HMS Otus (Lt.Cdr. E.C.F. Nicolay, RN) departed Mahé, Seychelles to resume her 6th war patrol still with French sloop Rigault de Genouilly (Capitaine De Fregate (Cdr.) L.G.E. Frossard) in company. (1)

Sources

  1. ADM 173/16377

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


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