FR Le Glorieux
Submarine of the L'Espoire class
|Navy||The French Navy|
|Built by||At.&Ch de St. Nazaire-Penhoet (St. Nazaire, France)|
|Laid down||10 Feb 1930|
|Launched||29 Nov 1931|
|Commissioned||1 Jun 1934|
|End service||27 Oct 1952|
Escaped on 27 November 1942 from Toulon to Oran to rejoin the Allies.
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Notable events involving Le Glorieux include:
29 Feb 1940
HMS Dainty (Cdr. M.S. Thomas, RN), HMS Diamond (Lt.Cdr. P.A. Cartwright, RN) and the French submarines 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) departed Freetown for A/S exercises to the north-west of Freetown on 1 March 1940.
On completion of the exercises the British destroyers were to return to Freetown while the French submarines were to proceed to Dakar. (1)
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 Dec 1943
Le Glorieux arrived at the Philadelphia Navy Yard, USA for a refit.
- ADM 199/380
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.