French Corsairs

Discussion in 'Alternate History Discussion: After 1900' started by tigercat, Nov 9, 2019.

  1. tigercat Well-Known Member

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  2. Cryhavoc101 Well-Known Member

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    I am sure that Surcouf was used as a large blockade runner in Festers story

    As for Fidelity she was not particularly 'special' - a modified 10 knot tramp.
     
  3. tigercat Well-Known Member

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    True but , fairly unique on Allied side in WW2 . Plus her back story seems fairly interesting and her crew characters although not sure how much I can trust the book by Marcel Julian
     
  4. Cryhavoc101 Well-Known Member

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    Oh certainly - for example there will never be a 'T' company in the Royal Marines as a result of her loss (All of the 55 marines of T coy was lost when she sunk) - what I mean is the the ship itself was unexceptional and only became Fidelity because she was available and not owned by anyone (having been turned over by the French to the RN in 1940).
     
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  6. thaddeus Well-Known Member

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    would think the Surcouf effective since it had long range for sustained operations? not sure about those huge main guns? (for a role as raider)
     
  7. tigercat Well-Known Member

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    Could maybe shell some shore installations
     
  8. Antiochus V Well-Known Member

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    I put the strange french submarine in mine, it shelled a few Japanese coastal installations on the home islands.