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SS Chateau Yquem (1914)

Information about the steamship SS Chateau Yquem (1914)

The SS Chateau Yquem was a steamship named after the wine producing chateau in Sauternes. The SS Chateau Yquem was built in 1914 in Nantes, France.

She was travelling from Dunkirk to Barry when she was torpedoed off the coast near Exmouth on 30th June 1917 by UB-40. The Chateau Yquem sank within 10 minutes with all but one crew member being picked up by a patrolling torpedo boat, which took the survivors to Portsmouth.

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