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12)PRESIDENT HOUDUCE


Photo. Ivan Gogin (C)



Completed: 1939


Displacement: 1,178 tons


Length: 65,7 m


Beam: 10,6 m


Draught: 5,5 m


Propulsion: 1 Diesel engine 925 hp


Armament: 3 x 1 - 100/45, 2 x 1 – 37


French Patrol boat President Houduce served at South Atlantic station subordinated to the Royal Navy at Freetown during a brief period in April 1943


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Wednesday, 7th April


Convoy R.S. 3 X (3 ships) arrived Freetown from Gibraltar escorted by H.M.S. SNOWDROP, F.S. PRESIDENT HOUDOUCE and H.M.I. ships KUMAON, and KATHIAWAR.


Friday, 9th April.


Convoy R.S. 4 (10 ships) sailed from Freetown escorted by H.M. Ships CORINTHIAN, DUNKERY, INKPEN, WASTWATER, F.S. PRESIDENT HOUDOUCE and H.M.M.L. s 290 and 281.


Sunday, 25th April


H.M. Ships CORINTHIAN, THYME, and DUNKERY returned Freetown together with H.M. Ship VIRGINIA and French ships PRESIDENT HOUDOUCE and SAVORGNAN DE BRAZZA from Gibraltar all escorting Convoy R.S. 4 (twenty one ship).


 

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