french Marine Nationale Française - French Navy SS Savoie II [+1942]
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nationality french
purpose transport
type passenger ship
propulsion steam
date built 1906
is nickname no
dead (not found) dead (not found)
weight (tons) 10196  grt
dimensions 159 x 18.6 x 9.3 m
material steel
engine quadruple expansion engine, 2 screws
power 1514  n.h.p.
speed 16  knots
yard no. 230
about the loss
cause lost gunfire - shelled
date lost 08/11/1942  [dd/mm/yyyy]
casualties  max.3rank: 665
about people
Workman, Clark & Co. Ltd., Belfast
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Workman, Clark & Co. Ltd., Belfast
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[1]Marine Nationale Française - French Navy
SS Savoie II [+1942]
period 1940 ~ 1942
prev. owners
[2]Yugoslav LLoyd
Kraljica Marija
period 1926 ~ 1940
[3]Royal Mail Steam Packet Co. Ltd. (Royal Mail Lines), London
period 1920 ~ 1926
[4]Canadian Government, Vancouver
period 1917 ~ 1920
[5]Royal Mail Steam Packet Co. Ltd. (Royal Mail Lines), London
period 1906 ~ 1917
about the wreck
depth (m.) 6 max. / -- min. (m)
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entered 28/08/2008
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Lettens Jan05/08/2010
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Avec4312/08/2011Sous la RMSP, affecté principalement à la ligne Southampton-Buenos Aires via Rio et Montevideo. Transformé en navire hôpital canadien durant la première guerre mondiale (>15000 patients). Après avoir été coulé à Casablanca, fut renfloué puis démoli sur place

Under the RMSP, assigned mainly to Southampton-Buenos Aires line via Rio and Montevideo. Transformed into Canadian hospital ship during World War I (> 15,000 patients). Afer been sunk in Casablanca, was refloated and brohen up on the spot

En la RMSP, asignado principalmente a la línea Southampton-Buenos Aires Via Río de Janeiro y Montevideo.Transformado en buque hospital canadiense durante la Primera Guerra Mundial (> 15.000 pacientes). Después de ser hundido en Casablanca, fue reflotado y luego demolido en el sitio

Sob a RMSP, atribuído principalmente à linha Southampton-Buenos Aires via Rio e Montevideo. Transformado num navio-hospital canadense durante a Primeira Guerra Mundial (> 15.000 pacientes) Depois de ser afundado em Casablanca, foi reflutuado e, em seguida, desmanchado no local
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Lettens Jan08/11/2009On November 8th, 1942, French (Vichy) North Africa is invaded in Operation TORCH. Allied Expeditionary Force under the supreme command of Lieutenant General Dwight D. Eisenhower, USA, lands at Casablanca, Oran, and Algiers.

U.S. naval vessels and carrier aircraft engage French naval forces at Casablanca, Morocco. On the morning of 8 November, French force (Rear Admiral Gervais de Lafonde) makes a valiant attempt to disrupt the landings off Casablanca, but is overwhelmed.

French ships sunk at Casablanca are merchant passenger liner Savoie Marseille and cargo ship Ile de Edienruder by Massachusetts; destroyer Fougueux by Massachusetts and heavy cruiser Tuscaloosa (CA-37); destroyer Boulonnais by light cruiser Brooklyn (CL-40) at 33°40´N, 07°34´W; destroyers Brestois and Frondeur by U.S. ships; Light cruiser Primauguet and destroyers Albatros and Milan survive, but are forced to beach. Submarines Oréade, Amphitrite, Argonaute and La Psyché by U.S. Navy carrier-based planes; submarine Sidi Ferruch by planes (VGS-27) from aircraft escort vessel Suwannee (AVG-27); and merchant passenger liner Porthos, tanker Ile d Ouessant, and cargo ships Lipari, Ville du Havre and Saint Blaize and trawler Sentinelle.
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 Cressman R. J., Official Chronology of the U.S. Navy in WWII
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