french Compagnie Auxiliaire De Navigation SS Monique (+1940)
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general
nationality french
purpose transport
type tanker
propulsion steam
date built 1922
is nickname no
status
unknown
details
weight (tons) 7011  grt
dimensions 129.5 x 17.3 x 10.1 m
engine triple expansion engine
power 416  n.h.p.
speed 10  knots
yard no. 179
IMO/Off. no. 5605837
about the loss
cause lost torpedo
date lost 22/06/1940  [dd/mm/yyyy]
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Forges & Chantiers De La Gironde, Bordeaux
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Compagnie Auxiliaire De Navigation
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entered by Claes Johnny
entered 21/06/2008
last update Vleggeert Nico
last update 29/06/2011
 
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Claes Johnny21/06/2008
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Claes Johnny21/06/2008At 18.04 hours on 22 Jun, 1940, U-65 reported the sinking of an unescorted tanker of 7000 tons with a spread of two G7e torpedoes in the Bay of Biscay. The ship was immediately covered in burning oil and apparently broke in two before it sank. On 17 June, the Monique had been rerouted to Brest and then to Belle-Ile due to the German advances, but was reported missing after being last seen by the French motor tanker Rhéa in the evening on 17 June.

The only trace found was the body of one of her sailors, washed ashore later near La Coruña, Spain. A radio message indicated that the ship had been attacked by aircraft off Verdon on 21 June, but it is more likely that she was sunk by this U-boat attack one day later.
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