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French ship sunk in Lyme Bay in 1917. Now a dive site
|Owner:||Fernand Bouet, Caen|
|Builder:||Osbourne, Graham & Co. Ltd., North Hylton|
|Fate:||Sunk, 28 June 1917|
|General characteristics |
|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)|
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. The wreck lies at Coordinates: .
- "MARGUERITE CARGO SHIP 1912-1917". wrecksite.eu. 2012. Retrieved 2 October 2012.
- Helgason, Guðmundur. "Ships hit during WWI: Steamer Marguerite". German and Austrian U-boats of World War I - Kaiserliche Marine - Uboat.net. Retrieved 2 October 2012.
- Hall, Suzanne; McDonald, Kendall (1996). Dive South Devon. Diver Guides. Underwater World Publications. p. 166. ISBN 0-946020-24-8.
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