Re: French ships sunk by air
Posted by: Erik E (IP Logged)
Date: October 26, 2001 11:21AM
I hope this is the rigth ship?Doesn`t say it was a minesweeper...
Displacement: approx. 457 tons
Dimensions: 217.5 x 26 x 9 feet/66.4 x 7.9 x 2.8 meters
Propulsion: Diesels, 2 shafts, 1,800 bhp, 17 knots
Crew: approx. 50-60 (?)
Armament: 2 3.9 inch (?)
Aircraft: not fitted
Built by Arsenal De Brest. Laid down ???, launched 1917, probably completed 1917. Planned seaplane tender conversion apparently not carried out. Was in the UK at the fall of France; seized by the British 3 July 1940. Briefly served as an RN patol vessel. Sunk by German aircraft at Falmouth in 1941.