Sémillante



DescriptionOn 15 February 1855 the French frigate was carrying French troops in the Crimean War when she was caught in a storm in the Strait of Bonifacio near the Lavezzi Islands. Lost in a thick fog, a gust of wind drove her into rocks on Lavezzo, and about midnight she sank. Her complement was 301 and she was carrying 392 troops. No-one survived.
Year1855
Nationaliy of ShipFrance
Lives Lost693
Peacetime or WartimeWartime
WarPre-World War One
Link to Wikipedia (Shipwreck / Event / Region)http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_frigate_S%C3%A9millante_(1841)