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SAINT MIKAEL

SAINT MIKAËL is clear - but does anyone know what vessel this is? Barge-like hull and small wheelhouse - perhaps a bunkering barge somewhere. Could be French.

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Hello David,

SAINT MIKAEL was an ex-LCT (No. unknown) which stayed some years laid up at Boulogne after WWII. In 1948, she reached a shipyard at Calais (France) to be converted in a fish factory, for Société d'Exploitation des Navires Usines. She was able to product salt with sea water for the fishes, also fish meal and fish oil. Renamed SAINT MIKAEL, and under French flag, she proceeded in 1951 to Mauritania and was based at Port-Etienne (Nouadhibou) to treat the fishing flotilla captures.
Note the drums for the fish oil.
Unfortunately, I don't know her fate, nor her LCT number (not in LR1950-51).

Regards,
Yvon
 

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