Allied Warships

FFL Sénégalais

Destroyer escort of the Cannon class

NavyThe Free French Navy
TypeDestroyer escort
Built byDravo Corp. (Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.A.) 
Laid down24 Apr 1943 
Launched11 Nov 1943 
Commissioned2 Jan 1944 
End serviceMay 1964 

Laid down as USS Corbesier (DE 106). Transferred to the Free French upon completion. Renamed Yser in 1962. Decommissioned in May 1964. Sold to be broken up for scrap to Walter Ritscher, Hamburg (Germany) on 18 October 1965.

Former nameUSS Corbestier (DE 106)

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Notable events involving Sénégalais include:

4 May 1944
The Free French destroyer escort S?n?galais was hit and damaged by a gnat from German U-boat U-371. After the attack the U-boat was sunk.

4 May 1944
German U-boat U-371 was sunk at 0409hrs on 4 May 1944 in the Mediterranean north of Constantine, in position 37°49'N, 05°39'E, by depth charges from the US destroyer escorts USS USS Pride and USS Joseph E. Campbell the French destroyer escort Sénégalais and the British escort destroyer HMS Blankney.

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Destroyers of World War Two

Whitley, M. J.

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