Battleship Courbet Auxiliary cruiser 4 frigates 9 corvettes 2 minesweeper 4 submarine
In October 1942 8 motor torpedo boats were added. A total of 34 other smaller vessels made up the Free French navy.
Personnel amounted to 8,000 men
There were 3 battalions of naval infantry each of 3 companies. In July 1941 the 1ere Campagnie de Fusiliers Marins went to no2 Commando.
The French Navy at the outbreak of war
Battleships Courbet and Paris old battleships Provence, Bretagne and Lorraine modernised WW1 battleships Dunkerque and Strasbourg fast battleships Richelieu (and Jean Bart)
Cruisers 7 Heavy cruiser 11 Light cruiser
Submarines 81 plus another completed during the war
Free French submarines include Curie and Minerve.
French Navy 1944
L'Aventure former River class escort HMS Braid
French Navy 1945
4 battleships 9 cruisers 11 destroyers
War losses amounted to 9 cruisers War losses 39 destroyers War losses 61 submarines
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