french Bouet, Fernand SS Germaine [+1918]
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nationality french
purpose transport
type cargo ship
propulsion steam
date built 1909
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weight (tons) 1428  grt
dimensions 75 x 10.4 x 4.4 m
material steel
engine Triple expansion engines
armament armed merchantship
power 177  n.h.p.
speed 10  knots
yard no. 254
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cause lost torpedo
date lost 10/03/1918  [dd/mm/yyyy]
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Sunderland Shipbuilding Co. Ltd., Sunderland
Bouet, Fernand, Caen
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depth (m.) 40 max. / -- min. (m)
orientation 90°
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 Hocking C., Dictionary of Disasters at Sea during the Age of Steam
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Hutchinson Steve09/12/2010

Very collapsed. only boilers stand up. Has collapsed mainly towards port side with some plating up to 50m off this side of wreck. Always has a stunning amount of fish around wreck. Huge Pollack. From boilers forward very flat then opens up at bows with winches obvious but standing no more than 2-3m.
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Lettens Jan20/03/2012SS Germaine, built by Sunderland Shipbuilding Co. Ltd., Sunderland in 1909 and owned at the time of her loss by Fernand Bouet, Caen, was a French steamer of 1.428 tons.

On March 10th, 1918, Germaine, on a voyage from Swansea to Rouen with a cargo of coal, was sunk by the German submarine U-110 (Karl Kroll), 2 miles NNW from Pentire Head.
Allen Tony10/03/2009Germaine SS was a French Cargo Steamer of 1,428 tons built in 1909 by Sunderland Shipbuilding Co. Ltd., Sunderland for Fernand Bouet, Caen, France. On the 10th March 1918 when 2 miles NNW of Pentire Head she was torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U-110 when on route from Swansea to Rouen with a cargo of coal.
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About Builders
 Sunderland Shipbuilding Co. Ltd., Sunderland
The yard had a number of owners until 1880 when Robert Foster set up a limited liability company with the Sunderland name. The yard made cargo-liners, steel colliers and tramps before moving into tankers in the mid 1880s. - - In the following decades a number of passenger/cargo liners were built. In 1903 the Admiral l'Hermite was launched form the yard: it was one of the largest ever made there. - - In the 1914 Directory: Listed as Iron Ship Builders of South Docks, Sunderland. A number of tramps were made up to World War I. During the war itself, eleven ships and 19 small naval craft were built of which two were gunboats. After building a cargo-liner and a few further tramps before the freight slump of the early 1920s. - - In 1923 no launches were made during 1923 and the yard stopped trading. The yard was demolished during the Depression years.

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