Le Casabianca - Bastia - France
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Alfouine
N 42° 42.102 E 009° 27.133
32T E 537037 N 4727789
Quick Description: Le Casabianca est un sous-marin de première classe, dit « de grande patrouille » du type « 1 500 tonnes » lancé en 1935 et entré en service en 1936. Il s'illustra en participant à la libération de la Corse pendant la Seconde Guerre mondiale.
Location: Corse, France
Date Posted: 7/5/2021 11:02:34 AM
Waymark Code: WM14GJW
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member tiki-4
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Long Description:

The Casabianca is a first class submarine, known as a "large patrol" of the "1,500 ton" type, launched in 1935 and entered service in 1936 It distinguished itself by participating in the liberation of Corsica during the Second World War.


Sous-marin célèbre pour s'être échappé de Toulon lors du sabordage de la flotte le 27 novembre 1942, le Casabianca, servit de liaison entre la France occupée et l’état major à Alger puis s'illustra lors de la libération de la Corse. Une réplique du kiosque du sous-marin a été installée en 2004 devant le port de commerce de Bastia.


Famous for having escaped from Toulon during the scuttling of the fleet on November 27, 1942, the Casabianca served as a liaison between occupied France and the general staff in Algiers and then distinguished itself during the liberation of Corsica. A replica of the submarine's kiosk was installed in 2004 in front of the Bastia commercial port.


Histoire de Sous-marin casabianca

Credits

Brisant ses chaînes le 27 novembre 1942 à Toulon, le Casabianca sera désigné comme le bâtiment de guerre rattaché à la Corse ses missions étaient de transporter notamment armes, munitions, agents de renseignement civils et militaires nécessaires au renforcement de la résistance insulaire et à la lutte contre l'envahisseur. Devenu le sous-marin du maquis, il aura des missions extraordinaires lors de l'opération Vésuve sur la Corse. La libération de la Corse verra l'intervention du premier corps d'armée et les éléments rattachés à la quatrième Division Marocaine de Montagne, ainsi que les Goumiers du deuxième Groupe des Tabors Marocains, du 13 septembre au 4 octobre, date de la libération de Bastia et de la Corse qui devient le premier département français libéré. La silhouette majestueuse du Casabianca est toujours là provocante avec ses 2 périscopes pointés vers le ciel, semblant émettre un ultime signal de remerciements pour la liberté retrouvée.


History of Submarine Casabianca

Breaking its chains on November 27, 1942 in Toulon, the Casabianca was designated as the warship attached to Corsica. Its missions were to transport arms, ammunition, and civilian and military intelligence agents necessary to strengthen the island's resistance and to fight against the invader. It became the submarine of the maquis and had extraordinary missions during the Vesuvius operation over Corsica. The liberation of Corsica saw the intervention of the first army corps and the elements attached to the fourth Moroccan Mountain Division, as well as the Goumiers of the second Moroccan Tabors Group, from September 13 to October 4, date of the liberation of Bastia and Corsica which became the first liberated French department. The majestic silhouette of the Casabianca is still there, provocative with its 2 periscopes pointed towards the sky, seeming to emit a final signal of thanks for the recovered freedom.

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Type of vessel: Submarine

Admission? Cost?: Free

Date: 1/1/1936

Hours of use: Not listed

Parking Coordinates: Not Listed

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