Allied Warships

FR Doris

Submarine of the Circé class

NavyThe French Navy
Built byChantiers de la Gironde (Bordeaux, France) 
Laid down1 Feb 1924 
Launched25 Nov 1927 
Commissioned26 May 1928 
Lost9 May 1940 
Loss position52° 47'N, 3° 49'E

At 00.14 hours on 9 May 1940, the Doris (Capitaine De Corvette Jean Ernest Marie Favreul) was torpedoed and sunk about 30 nautical miles west of Petten, Netherlands in position 52º47'N, 03º49'E by the German submarine U-9.

See also this article about the discovery of the Doris.


Hit by U-boat
Sunk on 9 May 1940 by U-9 (Lüth).

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

Commands listed for FR Doris

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Jean Ernest Marie Favreul, 9 May 1940 (+)

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Notable events involving Doris include:

Doris'page updates Built by : Chantiers de la Gironde Bordeaux instead of Chantiers Schneider de Chalon sur Sa?ne. Ordered : January 1923 Commissioned : April 1930 (I'm the son of Doris'commanding officer and you can publish my name online) (1)

Media links

U-Boat Attack Logs

Daniel Morgan and Bruce Taylor
(£ 38.25)


  1. Personal communication

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