Prosper Schiaffino


The steamer Donator was built by Bergen Mekaniske Verksted in Norway, and was launched in February 1931. She sailed for the Norwegian company Holdt & Isaksen until she was sold to France in 1933. The French company Generale d'Armements Maritime bought her in June 1933 and renamed her Tetite. She sailed in the banana trade until she six years later was sold and renamed Prosper Schiaffino. She survived the Second World War, but outside the island Ile de Porquerolles she hit a drifting mine and went down 10. November 1945. The wreck rest today on her keel as a classic Donald Duck wreck on a depth of 35 to 50 meter on the southeast side of the island.

Former names:
Prosper Schiaffino
Donator, Tetite
256,8 x 39,2 x 18,2 f
Tons: Built: Home Port:
1634 grt
Bergen ( N ) 1931
Algier ( F )

GPS (WGS84) 42° 59.597' N 6° 16.435' E
( Source: Wanna Dive )

Picture: Donator in 1931
H.Larsson Feddes Collection

Last updated: January 2021