FR Doris


Doris was a Circe class submarine laid down by Chantiers de la Gironde in February 1924. She was launched in November 1927 and commissioned the year after. After the outbreak of World War Two she was transferred together with the 10. Submarine flottila to Harwich in April 1940. She experienced technical problems on her way over the English channel, but was nonetheless ordered the following month to set sail on a patrol. She left port 8. May 1940, and was spotted and sunk by the German uboat U-9 under command of Oberleutnant Wolfgang Lüth southeast of Den Helder the following day. The battered remains of her was found by Dutch divers in 2003 and rest today on a depth of 25 to 30 meter in open waters.

Former names:

62,5  x 6,2 x 4,0 m
Tons: Built: Home Port:
615 displ ( Surfaced )
Bordeaux ( F ) 1927
Harwich ( UK )

52°47'21.6"N 3°49'09.6"E

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Last updated: August 2018