French M/S trawler
|Completed||1906 - Chantier Germe et Jouy, Boulogne|
|Date of attack||21 Nov 1939||Nationality: French|
|Fate||Sunk by U-16 (Horst Wellner)|
|Position||- Grid AN 7988|
|Complement||11 (11 dead - no survivors)|
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 board||We have details of 2 people who were on board.|
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