SS Phryné was a French cargo ship that hit a mine laid by U-13 in the North Sea 3.5 nautical miles (6.5 km) off the Aldeburgh Lightship, while she was travelling from Immingham, United Kingdom to Bayonne, France.
|Owner:||Société Navale Caennaise (Lamy G. & Cie)|
|Port of registry:||Rouen, France|
|Builder:||Société des Chantiers de Normandie - Laporte & Cie.|
|Out of service:||24 September 1939|
|Fate:||Struck a mine and sunk|
|Length:||98.3 metres (322 ft 6 in)|
|Beam:||13.3 metres (43 ft 8 in)|
|Depth:||6.5 metres (21 ft 4 in)|
|Installed power:||Triple expansion steam engine|
Phryné was constructed in 1938 at the Société des Chantiers de Normandie - Laporte & Cie. shipyard in Rouen, France. She was completed in 1938 and she was named Phryné and served from 1938 until her demise in 1939.
The ship was 98.3 metres (322 ft 6 in) long, with a beam of 13.3 metres (43 ft 8 in) and a depth of 6.5 metres (21 ft 4 in). The ship was assessed at 2,660 GRT. She had a Triple expansion steam engine driving a single screw propeller and one boiler. The engine was rated at 225 nhp.
On 24 September 1939, Phryné was on a voyage from Immingham, United Kingdom to Bayonne, France when she hit a mine laid by the German submarine U-13 in the North Sea. The crew were rescued by the Royal Navy destroyers Boreas and Brazen. There were no casualties.
The wreck position is currently unknown.
- "Phryné". Wrecksite. 24 September 2015. Retrieved 24 September 2015.