Marguerite (ship)

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Career (France)
Name: Marguerite
Owner: Fernand Bouet, Caen
Builder: Osbourne, Graham & Co. Ltd., North Hylton
Yard number: 161
Launched: 1912
Fate: Sunk, 28 June 1917
General characteristics [1]
Type: Cargo ship
Tonnage: 1,544 GRT
Length: 79 m (259 ft 2 in)
Beam: 11 m (36 ft 1 in)
Depth: 4.9 m (16 ft 1 in)
Propulsion: 1 × 189 nhp triple expansion engine
Speed: 10 knots (19 km/h; 12 mph)

Marguerite was a 1544-ton French ship built by Osbourne, Graham & Co. Ltd. of North Hylton in Sunderland in 1912.

On 28 June 1917 she was sailing from Rouen to Swansea when she was torpedoed and sunk in Lyme Bay by the German submarine UB-40 under the command of Oberleutnant zur See Hans Howaldt.[2][3] The wreck lies at 50°36′06″N 02°58′39″W / 50.60167°N 2.97750°W / 50.60167; -2.97750Coordinates: 50°36′06″N 02°58′39″W / 50.60167°N 2.97750°W / 50.60167; -2.97750.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "MARGUERITE CARGO SHIP 1912-1917". wrecksite.eu. 2012. Retrieved 2 October 2012. 
  2. ^ Helgason, Guðmundur (2012). "Steamer Marguerite". uboat.net. Retrieved 2 October 2012. 
  3. ^ Hall, Suzanne; McDonald, Kendall (1996). Dive South Devon. Diver Guides. Underwater World Publications. p. 166. ISBN 0-946020-24-8.