TR 40


Minesweeping Trawler




French Minesweeper Marie-Yette

Courtesy of Didier Voluzan

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Delivered to the RCN: 06 Oct 1918

Paid off: 1919

Transferred to USN: 1919

Returned to RCN: Aug 1919

Paid off: 15 Aug 1919

Transferred to French Navy:

Commissioned: 1921

Fate: Sunk on 07 Mar 1940


TR 40 was delivered to the RCN on 06 Oct 1918 and paid off in 1919. She was transferred to the USN for a short period and returned to the RCN in Aug 1919. She was later sold to the French navy and commissioned in 1921 as the minesweeper MARIE YETTE. On 07 Mar 1940 she sank after a collision on the Gironde River with the French merchantman Spramex.



Photos and Documents


Newspaper article on collision of the Marie-Yette and Spramax

Source: Wrecks of Panant website

Report on the sinking of Marie-Yette

Courtesy of Didier Voluzan