Destroyer escort of the Cannon class
|Navy||The Free French Navy|
|Built by||Dravo Corp. (Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.A.)|
|Laid down||24 Apr 1943|
|Launched||11 Nov 1943|
|Commissioned||2 Jan 1944|
|End service||May 1964|
Laid down as USS Corbesier (DE 106). Transferred to the Free French upon completion. Renamed Yser in 1962. Decommissioned in May 1964. Sold to be broken up for scrap to Walter Ritscher, Hamburg (Germany) on 18 October 1965.
|Former name||USS Corbestier (DE 106)|
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Notable events involving Sénégalais include:
4 May 1944
The Free French destroyer escort S?n?galais was hit and damaged by a gnat from German U-boat U-371. After the attack the U-boat was sunk.
4 May 1944
German U-boat U-371 was sunk at 0409hrs on 4 May 1944 in the Mediterranean north of Constantine, in position 37°49'N, 05°39'E, by depth charges from the US destroyer escorts USS USS Pride and USS Joseph E. Campbell the French destroyer escort Sénégalais and the British escort destroyer HMS Blankney.
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