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Re: Tankship Garonne
Posted by: Siri (IP Logged)
Date: October 27, 2001 04:43PM

I may be totally wrong here, but it looks to me like the national navy only had one patrol vessel (Rhone) in 1913 and therefore needed a second one (something about the development of combustible liquid? doesn't make sense, don't know). Anyway, the navy decided to acquire the British Lucellum which got the name Garonne in 1913(?). In service to America until 1915, then she was altered(?) to something for use for the army in the Orient(?). Looks like she was given the name Fleur de Lys (there's something about the English government in that sentence too). Then it looks like she was taken over by the Kriegsmarine in 1944, and like you say Axel something took place in Toulon. Was she refloated in October 1945, then condemned in 1946?

This may not help much, and like I said, might be totally wrong. Hopefully someone can give a proper translation.


Subject Written By Posted
  Tankship Garonne Axel van Eesbeeck 10/27/2001 02:40PM
  Re: Tankship Garonne Erik E 10/27/2001 03:47PM
  Re: Tankship Garonne Siri 10/27/2001 04:43PM
  Re: Tankship Garonne Visje 10/28/2001 01:02AM
  Re: Tankship Garonne Siri 10/28/2001 07:28AM
  Re: Tankship Garonne Axel van Eesbeeck 10/27/2001 04:02PM
  Re: Tankship Garonne Erik E 10/27/2001 04:11PM
  Re: Tankship Garonne Axel van Eesbeeck 10/28/2001 12:15PM
  Re: Tankship Garonne Theodor Dorgeist 10/28/2001 12:33PM
  Re: Tankship Garonne Mike Lewis 02/09/2003 07:49AM

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