Theophile Gautier


Theophile Gautier was laid down at Chantiers et Ateliers de France and launched 26.June 1926. She sailed for the French company Messageries Maritimes in Marseille. Under a journey from Greece to France 3.October 1941 she was spotted and torpedoed in the evening by the British submarine HMS Talisman under command of Lt.Commander Michael Willmott. She sank the day after and the wreck rest today on a depth of 95 to 111 meter northeast of the island of Kea.

Former names:
Theophile Gautier

133,5 x 17,2 m
Tons: Built: Home Port:
8194 grt
Dunquerque ( FR ) 1926
Marseille ( FR )

Picture: Theophile Gautier
Courtesy of Kea Expedition

Picture: HMS Talisman
Imperial War Museum, UK
, Public domain

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Last updated: August 2019