Marguerite (ship)

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

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)

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.

See also


  1. "MARGUERITE CARGO SHIP 1912-1917". 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 - 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.

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