Marguerite (ship)

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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.

North Hylton

North Hylton is a suburb of Sunderland, in northeast England. It is the site of Hylton Castle and falls on the north bank of River Wear opposite South Hylton.

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″N02°58′39″W / 50.60167°N 2.97750°W / 50.60167; -2.97750 Coordinates: 50°36′06″N02°58′39″W / 50.60167°N 2.97750°W / 50.60167; -2.97750 .

Rouen Prefecture and commune in Normandy, France

Rouen is a city on the River Seine in the north of France. It is the capital of the region of Normandy. Formerly one of the largest and most prosperous cities of medieval Europe, Rouen was the seat of the Exchequer of Normandy during the Middle Ages. It was one of the capitals of the Anglo-Norman dynasties, which ruled both England and large parts of modern France from the 11th to the 15th centuries.

Swansea City & County in Wales

Swansea, is a coastal city and county, officially known as the City and County of Swansea in Wales. Swansea lies within the historic county boundaries of Glamorgan and the ancient Welsh commote of Gŵyr on the southwest coast. The county area includes Swansea Bay and the Gower Peninsula. Swansea is the second largest city in Wales and the twenty-fifth largest city in the United Kingdom. According to its local council, the City and County of Swansea had a population of 241,300 in 2014. The last official census stated that the city, metropolitan and urban areas combined concluded to be a total of 462,000 in 2011; the second most populous local authority area in Wales after Cardiff.

Lyme Bay

Lyme Bay is an area of the English Channel situated in the southwest of England between Start Bay in the west and Portland in the east. The counties of Devon and Dorset front onto the bay.

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References

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