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Paris's Pinnace - Saltash, Cornwall
This is the former steam pinnace of the French Battleship Paris, which came to Plymouth at the fall of France during the Second World War. The Battleship Paris was one of the first Dreadnaught class battleships in the French Navy, known as the Courbet class.
During the First World War, Paris served with the French Navy, and went on to be linked to the fascinating and controversial Operation Catapult during the Second World War.
The site was recorded as an addition to our survey of HMS Defiance, a First World War training school, through our Heritage Lottery funded Forgotten Wrecks of the First World War project. It has previously been studied in detail by the SHIPS project based in the area: http://www.promare.co.uk/ships/
The steam pinnace still lies in Sand Acre Bay, Saltash, Cornwall