Force X

A squadron of the French Navy assembled at the start of the Second World War to deter Italy from undertaking operations in the Eastern Mediterranean. It comprised one battleship of 26,500 tonnes (Lorraine), three cruisers of 10,000 tonnes (Duquesne, Tourville, Suffren), one cruiser of 7,500 tonnes (Duguay-Trouin), three torpedo boats of 1,500 tonnes (Basque, Forbin, Fortuné) and one submarine of 1,500 tonnes (Protée).