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Leon Martin - (1936-1940)
See also : Leon Martin ( In British service )
(photo thanks to Jérôme Billard)
"Leon Martin" was build in 1936 and was lost during WW II in 1940.
( Illustration by M. Mélissent)
The Miramar Ship Index for "LEON MARTIN"
Mined & Sunk at St Anthony Light on13.11.1940 (16 dead)
Additional information :
LEON MARTIN (1936-1940) F.O.L.T.
1951g. 954 n. 2500 d.; 76.69 x 13.98 x 5.19 meters.
5 Cyl. 2S.C.SA. oil engine of 369 NHP by the shipbuilder. 10 knots.
1936 : completed by Ch. & At. de Saint Nazaire (Penhoet)(246), Grand Quevilly as LEON MARTIN for Ste. Auxiliaire de Transports, Rouen.
1938 : owner restyled as Standard Française des Petroles.
13.07.1940 : seized by Great Britain at Falmouth (Anglo-American Oil Co.Ltd.).
13.11.1940 : struck a mine and sank off Falmouth on a voyage from Swansea to Hamble with the loss of sixteen of her crew.
Similar: OCTANE, ROCHE MAURICE, PORT JEROME, MEXPHALTE, RAOUL SIMON.