Operation Catapult: Forces Involved



France:

The French Atlantic Squadron at Mers-el-Kebir

Old Battleships:
Provence
Bretagne


Battlecruisers:
Dunkerque
Strasbourg

Super-destroyers:
Volta
Mogador
Tigre
Lynx
Kersaint


Seaplane Tender
Commandant Teste


Britain:

Force H

Battleships:
HMS Resolution
HMS Valiant


Battlecruiser:
HMS Hood

Aircraft Carrier:
HMS Ark Royal

Light Cruisers:
HMS Arethusa
HMS Enterprise


Destroyers
HMS Faulknor
HMS Foxhound
HMS Fearless
HMS Forester
HMS Foresight
HMS Escort
HMS Keppel
HMS Active
HMS Wrestler
HMS Vidette
HMS Vortigern


Submarines:
HMS Protius
HMS Pandora

French vessels not involved, nearby at Oran:
10 light destroyers
6 submarines, 3 of which were not operational
13 smaller warships including sloops, minesweepers, etc


BACK