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 
Date of attack21 Nov 1939Nationality:      French
FateSunk by U-16 (Horst Wellner)
Position51° 00'N, 1° 20'E - Grid AN 7988
Complement11 (11 dead - no survivors)
History Built as steam trawler Bon Pasteur (B.922) for Germe et Jouy, Boulogne. On 15 June 1925 renamed Ste. Claire (B.922) for M. Bourgain, Boulogne. On 26 June 1930 sold to MM. Delforge, J. Soubitez and Baptiste et Soubitez J., Boulogne. On 7 November 1935 sold to M. Pannequin J., Boulogne. In 1939 requisitioned by the French Navy as auxiliary minesweeper. 
Notes on event

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

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