FR Le Tonnant
Submarine of the L'Espoire class
|Navy||The French Navy|
|Built by||F.&Ch de la Mediterranee (La Seyne, France)|
|Laid down||10 Jan 1931|
|Launched||15 Dec 1934|
|Commissioned||1 Jun 1937|
|Lost||15 Nov 1942|
Scuttled off Cadiz, Spain by her own crew on 15 November 1942.(Lieutenant De Vaisseau Maurice Eugene Leon Paumier)The Commanding officer was killed ashore?
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Notable events involving Le Tonnant 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)
- ADM 199/380
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.