french Marine Nationale Française - French Navy Prairial (Q55) [+1918]
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general
nationality french
purpose war
type submarine
propulsion steam and electric
date built 1905
status
unknown
details
weight (tons) 450 
dimensions 51 x 5 x -- m
material steel
engine 2 x triple expansion engines/ electric
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about the loss
cause lost collision
date lost 28/04/1918  [dd/mm/yyyy]
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Marine Nationale Française - French Navy
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depth (m.) 21 max. / 17 min. (m)
orientation
protected yes
war grave yes
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entered by Eekelers Dirk
entered 25/01/2006
last update Allen Tony
last update 17/04/2012
 
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[1] Lettens Jan13/01/2012
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  The Wreck today  
 

Lettens Jan06/08/2007

Height: 4m. Wreck is upside down, hull in good condition, open at the stern.

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Allen Tony22/04/2008PRAIRIAL was a French Navy submarine. On the 28th/29th April 1918 in the English Channel off Le Havre, northern France she was in collision with British steamship ´Tropic´. She was run down and lost on the night of the 28th/29th April;19 men lost and seven survivors. Some sources date her loss on the 25th.
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