Allied Warships

FR Sfax

Submarine of the Agosta class

NavyThe French Navy
Built byAt.&Ch de la Loire (St. Nazaire, France) 
Laid down28 Jul 1931 
Launched6 Dec 1934 
Commissioned7 Sep 1936 
Lost19 Dec 1940 
Loss position28° 03'N, 12° 54'W

Sunk off Cape Juby, Morocco by U-37 in approximate position 28º03'N, 12º54'W. Her commander Lieutenant De Vaisseau Marcel Julien Marie Groix and 64 men were killed in the sinking, there were only 4 survivors.


Hit by U-boat
Sunk on 19 Dec 1940 by U-37 (Clausen).

U-boat AttackSee our U-boat attack entry for the FR Sfax

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Notable events involving Sfax include:

22 Apr 1940
Sfax (Lieutenant De Vaisseau Marcel Julien Marie Groix) fires two torpedoes against a German ship (possibly the German merchant Palime (2863 GRT) west-north-west of Egersund, Norway in position 58°30'N, 05°30'E. Both torpedoes missed their target.

Media links

U-Boat Attack Logs

Daniel Morgan and Bruce Taylor
(£ 38.25)

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