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Photographer:carlo martinelli [View profile]Title:FS P724Added:Jul 30, 2020
Captured:April 05, 1970IMO:UnavailableHits:151
Location:Toulon La Seyne, France
Photo Category: Patrol forces
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Pennant no.:P724
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carlo martinelli on Aug 01, 2020 22:40 (5 days ago)
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davidships on Aug 01, 2020 20:34 (6 days ago)
Built 1942 for US Navy by Westergard Boat Works Inc, Rockport TX as PC-497, later submarine chaser SC-497.

Transferred to Free French naval forces at Mers-el-Kébir on 18/3/1944, renamed CH96
1952 redesignated P724; 1973 A715 (base for mine-clearing divers), 1976 Y715 (training ship for Gendarmerie Maritime).
22/6/1981 as Q.611, sunk as gunnery target off Toulon
brunoh on Aug 01, 2020 18:32 (6 days ago)
Interesting picture; I was wondering what type of ship it was; some research showed it is an ex submarine Chaser, commissioned in 1942 in the US Navy; handed over to France in 1944, used as patrol boat and then training ship; decommissioned 1980. Wooden hull...
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