French sloop Commandant Dominé
|Builder:||Ateliers et Chantiers Dubigeon, Nantes|
|Laid down:||February 1938|
|Launched:||2 May 1939|
|Decommissioned:||18 August 1960|
|Fate:||Scrapped, October 1960|
|Class and type:||Élan-class minesweeping sloop|
|Beam:||8.70 m (28 ft 7 in)|
|Draught:||3.28 m (10 ft 9 in)|
|Propulsion:||2 × Sulzer diesel engines, 4,600 hp (3,430 kW), 2 shafts|
|Speed:||20 knots (37 km/h; 23 mph)|
Commandant Dominé was built by Ateliers et Chantiers Dubigeon in Nantes, laid down in February 1938, launched on 2 May 1939 and commissioned in April 1940. She was seized by the British on 3 July 1940 and transferred to the Free French Naval Forces, seeing service in the Battle of Dakar ("Operation Menace") in September 1940.
The ship was rearmed by the British in 1941. Her main armament was replaced by twin QF 4 inch Mk XVI naval guns, and she also received a single QF 2-pounder pom-pom AA gun to replace the quadruple 13.2 mm/76 AA guns. She retained her original twin 13.2 mm/76 AA guns, but had an additional four twin and two single 12.7 mm/62 machine guns installed.
Post-war she remained in service with the French Navy. In 1947 she was rearmed again, with a single German 105 mm/45 calibre SK C/32 gun as main armament, a single Bofors 40 mm/60 Mk.3 and four single 20 mm/70 Mk.2 Oerlikons.
- Le Masson, Henri (1969). The French Navy. Navies of the Second World War. 2. London: MacDonald & Co. (Publishers) Ltd. pp. 16–22. ISBN 9780356023847.