Minerve families get closure



The French Daphné-class SSK Minerve (S647) was still a relatively brand new boat when she was lost off Toulon in 1968, having been commissioned less than four years previously. She took 52 submariners for their final dive to a depth of 2,370m and has been on eternal patrol, whereabouts unknown, for the past half-century.

Now, the survivors of her last crew, to include a long-suffering widow interviewed below, are closer to finding out exactly what happened, and at least have a set of coordinates to mark in their family ledger.

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