FR Rigault de Genouilly
Colonial sloop of the Bougainville class
|Navy||The French Navy|
|Built by||F.&Ch de la Gironde (Bordeaux, France)|
|Launched||18 Sep 1932|
|Lost||4 Jul 1940|
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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|1||Capitaine De Fregate Louis Georges Emile Frossard, FR||18 Jan 1940||4 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.
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)
- ADM 173/16377
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.