french Marine Nationale Française - French Navy Denis Papin (AD 48) [+1940]
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general
nationality french
type minesweeper
propulsion steam
date built 1917
status
unknown
details
weight (tons) 660 
dimensions 43 x 7.15 x -- m
engine 1 triple expansion engine
power 681  h.p.
speed  
about the loss
cause lost air raid
date lost 01/06/1940  [dd/mm/yyyy]
about people
builder
Ateliers & Chantiers de Construction Baheux Frères, Boulogne
last owner
[1]Marine Nationale Française - French Navy
Denis Papin (AD 48) [+1940]
period 1939 ~ 1940
prev. owners
[2]Papin & Malfoy, Boulogne
Denis Papin (B 681)
period 1917 ~ 1939
captain
no. of crew 30
no. of passengers 378
about the wreck
depth (m.) 33 max. / 20.6 min. (m)
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protected
war grave
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entered by Lettens Jan
entered 01/07/2002
last update Avec43
last update 02/08/2013
 
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[1] Lettens Jan15/04/2008
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Lettens Jan06/08/2007

The best wreck of the three sunk on 1st June 1940. Good visibility.

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Lettens Jan06/08/2007One of the three wrecks sunk on 1st June 1940 on the same place. (Denis Papin, Vénus and Moussaillon). During their third voyage between Dunkirk and England, the auxiliary tug ´Denis Papin´ (408 persons on board) accompanied by the ´Vénus´ (218 persons), the ´´Moussaillon´´ (319 persons) and ´´Président Briant´´ (283 persons) leave the port of Dover. At 15h00, they are under constant fire from the155mm ground batteries at Gravelines.

At 16h30, they are attacked by 8 bomber stukas. Denis Papin sinks first in 30sec time, followed by ´Vénus´ and ´Moussaillon´. Only the tug ´Président Briant´ can escape.

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