Allied Warships

FR Le Glorieux

Submarine of the L'Espoire class

NavyThe French Navy
Built byAt.&Ch de St. Nazaire-Penhoet (St. Nazaire, France) 
Laid down10 Feb 1930 
Launched29 Nov 1931 
Commissioned1 Jun 1934 
End service27 Oct 1952 

Escaped on 27 November 1942 from Toulon to Oran to rejoin the Allies.
Stricken 27 October 1952.


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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)

1 Dec 1943
Le Glorieux arrived at the Philadelphia Navy Yard, USA for a refit.


  1. ADM 199/380

ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.

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