Ships hit by U-boats


Ste. Claire

French M/S trawler


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NameSte. Claire
Type:M/S trawler
Tonnage57 tons
Completed1906 - Chantier Germe et Jouy, Boulogne 
OwnerFrench Navy 
HomeportBoulogne 
Date of attack21 Nov 1939Nationality:      French
 
FateSunk by U-16 (Horst Wellner)
Position - Grid AN 7988
Complement11 (11 dead - no survivors)
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History

Built as steam trawler Bon Pasteur (B.922) for Germe et Jouy, Boulogne. On 15 Jun 1925 renamed Ste. Claire (B.922) for M. Bourgain, Boulogne. On 26 Jun 1930 sold to MM. Delforge, J. Soubitez and Baptiste et Soubitez J., Boulogne. On 7 Nov 1935 sold to M. Pannequin J., Boulogne.

In 1939 requisitioned by the French Navy as auxiliary minesweeper. 

Notes on event

On 21 Nov 1939 the Ste. Claire struck a mine laid by U-16 on 23 October and sank 10 miles southeast of Folkestone. The former owner M. Pannequin was on board and died, when his ship sank.

 
On boardWe have details of 2 people who were on board


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