French Steam merchant
|Completed||1929 - Helsingørs Jernskibs-og Maskinbyggeri A/S, Elsinore|
|Owner||Cie Delmas-Vieljeux, La Rochelle|
|Date of attack||9 Dec 1941||Nationality: French|
|Fate||Sunk by U-652 (Georg-Werner Fraatz)|
|Position||- Grid CH 9122|
|Complement||? men (3 dead and ? survivors).|
|Route||Algiers - Marseilles|
|Cargo||General cargo, including scrap iron, esparto grass, wine and foodstuffs|
|History||Completed in September 1929 as Danish Viola for A/S D/S Torm (A. Schmiegelow & Axel Kampen), Copenhagen. In June 1940 seized by Vichy France at Casablanca and renamed Saint Denis. |
|Notes on event|
At 14.01 hours on 9 Dec 1941 the Saint Denis was hit amidships by one torpedo from U-652 and sank immediately south of the Balearic Islands after the crew had abandoned ship.
|On board||We have details of 2 people who were on board.|
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