DescriptionThe super-dreadnought battleship and pride of the French navy, exploded and sank on 3 July 1940 in the Battle of Mers-el-Kébir as a result of gunfire from the British warships Hood, Valiant, and Resolution; 977 men were killed.
Nationaliy of ShipFrance
Lives Lost977
Ship UseMilitary
Ship UseNavy
Peacetime or WartimeWartime
WarWorld War Two
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