French boom (defence) vessels and operation Torch

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warships
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French boom (defence) vessels and operation Torch

Post by warships » Wed Jan 31, 2024 1:10 pm

During operation Torch November 1942 the boom (defence) vessels PERSISTANTE (1939) was stationed at Casablanca, PUISSANTE (1934) and ANTEE (1909) x VULCAIN at Oran and SERVANTE (1941) at Bizerte?
SERVANTE was seized (scuttled) at Bizerte 9.12.1942, sunk by aircrafts at Bizerte 2.7.1943. Did any of the other vessels receive any damage during the periode.?
Capu Rossu
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Re: French boom (defence) vessels and operation Torch

Post by Capu Rossu » Wed Jan 31, 2024 10:12 pm

Helllo,

La gabare Persistante appareille de Casablanca le 17 janvier 1941 et rallie Dakar le 24 janvier. Elle demeure dans ce port jusqu'en octobre 1945.
Pour les Antée et Puissante, l'ouvrage du Service Historique de la Marine consacrée à l'opération Torch et en particulier aux combats d'Oran ne mentionne pas ces deux bâtiments alors que tous les bâtiments civils ou militaires sont cités lors des opérations de sabordage le 9.
Je n'ai pas trouvé de documents relatifs à ces deux bâtiments lors de mes recherches. Il est vraisemblable que l'Antée et la Puissante étaient mouillées à Mers El Kébir et n'ont subi aucun dommage lors de l'opération Torch.

The boom defence vessel Persistante sail from Casablanca on January 17, 1941 and reached Dakar on January 24. She remained in this port until October 1945.
For Antée and Puissante, the book of the Naval Historical Service dedicated to Operation Torch and in particular to the fighting in Oran does not mention these two ships while all the civil or military ships are cited during the scuttling operations on the 9th.
I did not find any documents relating to these two buildings during my research.
It is likely that the Antée and the Puissante were anchored at Mers El Kébir and suffered no damage during Operation Torch.

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Re: French boom (defence) vessels and operation Torch

Post by warships » Fri Feb 09, 2024 8:43 pm

Thank you.
Atle
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