UJ 2207 - Cap Nord


Islande was an ocean going trawler built in 1926 in Caen for Joseph Huret. She was sold in 1938 and they year after she was renamed to Cap Nord and sailed for Marine Nationale Francaise. In 1939 she was requisitioned by the French Navy to boost their capability and readiness. After the French capitulation in June 1940, she sailed under the Vichy flag with the name Ginette Le Borgne.  When the Germans occupied the Vichy territories in 1942, the Kriegsmarine requisitioned her and refitted her as a submarine hunter, and named her UJ 2207. Under a journey from Genoa to La Spezia escorting a transport, she came under attack from Allied torpedo boats 14.November 1944 outside Sestri Levante. The wreck rest today standing on her keel in two separate parts on a depth of approx 25 to 40 meter. Also see some of the other losses from 22. Ubootjagd Flotille, UJ 2208, UJ 2210 and UJ 2216.

Former names:
UJ 2207
Islande, Cap Nord,
Ginette Le Borgne
64,0 x 10,4 m
Tons: Built: Home Port:
1034 grt
Caen ( F ) 1926
Marseilles ( F )

Last updated: January 2021