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S.T. Dominick Dubine FD402


Admiralty Number: 3726
Official Number: 143941
Yard Number: 307
Completed: 1919
As built: 360disp 125.6 x 23.5 x 12.8 feet
Gross Tonnage: 306
Net Tonnage: 95
Length: 125.4 ft
Breadth: 23.5 ft
Depth: 13.0 ft
Built: J. P. Rennoldson & Sons Ltd, South Shields
Engine: 480ihp T.3-cyl by J. P. Rennoldson & Sons Ltd, South Shields


14.3.1918: Launched by J. P. Rennoldson & Sons Ltd, South Shields (Yd.No.307) (“Castle” class) for The Admiralty as DOMINICK DUBINE (Ad.No.3726).
15.5.1918: Completed (1 – 12pdr, 1 – 3.5” A/S Howitzer, Hydrophone and W/T).
10.12.1919: Registered by The Admiralty at London (Part I) as DOMINICK DUBINE O.N.143941.
4.5.1920: Sold by auction at Milford to Edgar Garnham, Swansea (managing owner) for £8000.
26.5.1920: Registered at London (Part IV) (LO362).
16.8.1920: London registry closed.
25.8.1920: Registered at Milford (M140).
26.1.1922: Sold to The Casewell Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Fleetwood (Jules H. Nierinck, manager).
25.2.1922: Milford registry closed.
4.3.1922: Registered at Fleetwood (FD402).
1924: Sold to W. Morley, Fleetwood.
21.10.1924: Sold to George Jackson Ward, Lytham (W. Morley, Fleetwood, managers).
26.10.1924: Registered at Fleetwood as EMILDOR (FD402).
1924?: Stranded near Arinagour, Coll. Refloated by tug, repaired and returned to service.
22.4.1925: Sold to George M. Robertson, Fleetwood.
7.1925: Sold to Soc. Anon, Pêcheries Rochelaises de Chalutage à Vapeur, La Rochelle.
12.8.1925: Fleetwood registry closed.
8.1925: Registered at La Rochelle as GERMAINE et MARIE.
Pre 1930: Sold to Pêcheries Nationales Belges Soc. Anon, Ostend. Registered at Ostend as THÉRÈSE.
21.4.1933: Sold to Soc. Anon. d’Armement Mallet, Dieppe. Registered at Dieppe as FRUCTIDOR.
1939: Requisitioned for service in French Navy as a minesweeper (P.No.AD.52). Based Le Havre with M/S Section 32 (Lieut de Vaisseau Bernard).
23.5.1940: At 1010 four aircraft of T2 Squadron left Cherbourg for Boulogne on a bombing mission on a German armoured column spotted between Samer and Boulogne. Intercepted by Me109s, two aircraft damaged and baled out over sea, one shot down. Off Boulogne picked up survivors from water.
17.6.1940: France sued for armistice.
18.6.1940: Sailed Cherbourg, not for UK as intended, but proceeded to Casablanca.
27.6.1940: Arrived Casablanca.
3.7.1940: All French warships to be placed under British control. Rejected by Adm. Francois Darlan.
7.1940: French fleet in Mers-el-Kebir and Dakar disabled by Royal Navy.
15.7.1940: Based Casablanca with M/S Section 32 attached to Marine Morocco (Vichy French).
8.8.1940: Transferred to M/S Section 5 attached to Ocean Patrols (PATOC) Marine Morocco.
24.10.1940: Vichy Navy support the Axis powers.
15-25.4.1941: Working on torpedo nets around battleship JEAN BART.
4.9.1941: With S/Ms VESTALE and ATALANTE surveillance off harbour at Safi.
17.3.1942: Escort duty (Convoy K72) Tangier to Oran.
26.3.1942: Arrived Oran.
9-12.4.1942: Escort (Convoy R76) Oran to Casablanca.
8.11.1942: Allied forces attack Vichy naval units in North Africa.
8-11.11.1942: Algiers, Oran and Casablanca occupied by US Forces.
17.12.1942: Joined Free French Navy.
25.1.1944: Allocated P.No.W4.
6.3.1944: At Oran in readiness to support US Army withdrawal.
1946: Returned.
2nd q 1952: Sold to Dieppe based principals for breaking up.

(Dominick Dubine, OS (prest), age 30, b. Italy – VICTORY (SB559))

19/12/2008: Page published. 5 updates since then.
24/04/2020: Updated information.