FR Espignole


Espignole was a French torpedo boat of the Durandal class built in Le Havre, and was launched in 1900. She had a short career in the French navy. 4.February 1903 she hit ground outside Cavaliere bay, and despite attempts to save her she had to be written off the navy lists. Salvaging the wreck also proved to be a difficult task and she was soon abandoned. The wreck rest today on a depth of 30 to 38 meter.

Former names:
FR Espignole

189,1 x 20,8 x 10,6 f
Tons: Built: Home Port:
296 displ
Le Havre ( F ) 1900
Marseille ( F )

43°09’80’’N – 06°36’30’’E
( Source: Aqualonfe Plongee )

Picture: Espignole
From video by Yo Loo

Last updated: August 2019