JULY 1940 French Navy in the Atlantic and Britain - Carrier “Hermes” and cruisers “Dorsetshire” and Australian sister-ship “Australia” lay off Dakar, French West Africa on the 8th after negotiations are refused on the future of French battleship “Richelieu”. Attacks made include one with depth-charges from a fast motorboat. This fails and a torpedo strike by Swordfish inflicts only minor damage. In Britain, two World War 1 French battleships "Courbet" and "Paris" and several destroyers and submarines, including the giant "Surcouf" are in British ports. On the 3rd they are boarded and seized, but not before there are casualties on both sides including three British and one French dead Is this what happened to Surcouf? I read somewhere that it was sunk in at sea.