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The Carantan was a French submarine chaser that sank during WWII.

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The French submarine chaser, Carantan, was seized by the British and handed over to the free French after the fall of France in 1940. She measures 120ft long with a narrow beam of only 20ft, weighing in at 400 tons. Whilst operating as an escort and support vessel to the British submarine, HMS Rorqual, she capsized and sank on 21 December 1943. Only 6 of her 23 crew were saved.

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