FR Espignole


Espignole was a French torpedo boat of the Durandal class laid down by Chantiers et Ateliers Augustin Normand in Le Havre, and was launched in 1900 for the French Navy. She had a very short career in the French navy. 4.F ebruary 1903 she hit ground outside Cavaliere bay, and stood firmly stuck. Despite several attempts to re-float and save her, she had to be written off the navy lists. Salvaging the wreck on site also proved to be a difficult task, and she was soon abandoned. The wreck rest today on a depth of 30 to 38 meter right outside Cavaliere.

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: FR Espignole in 1901
Courtesy of FreeFr, Public domain

Last updated: August 2019