Lorient U-Boat Base: 6 June 1946, U123 becomes… French

WW2 Wrecks

By Pierre Kosmidis

Photos: ECPAD 

The German U-Boat U-123 had an impressive record from 1940 to 1944, with 44 Allied ships sunk, 6 of other nationalities as well as an Allied submarine.


After the end of WW2 in Europe and the liberation of France, the U-123 was found at Keroman Submarine Base in Lorient and following some renovation works it entered service with the French Navy on June 23rd, 1947, with a new name, “Blaison”.


This set of photos from ECPAD are from the launch of the former U-123 in Lorient on June 6, 1946.


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