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Pointe Noire European Cemetery

  • Country Congo
  • Total identified casualties 29 Find these casualties
  • Identified casualties from Second World War
  • GPS Coordinates Latitude: -4.80694, Longitude: 11.84658

Location information

The European cemetery is located less than 1km from the train station on Impasse Mangay.

History information

On the 23rd October 1942, H.M.S. Phoebe was on her way to take part in operations off North Africa, when she was torpedoed off the coast of French Equatorial Africa. 46 men lost their lives in this engagement and 29 of them were buried in Pointe Noire European Cemetery in a large collective grave. This grave was later marked by a screen wall memorial, which carries details of all 46 casualties.