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Name Official number Flag IMO
Year built Date launched Date completed
1864  17/06/1863   
Vessel type Vessel description
Passenger   Iron Paddle Steamer  
Builder Yard Yard no
Scott & Co., Greenock Cartsdyke East  90 

Tonnage Length Breadth Depth Draft
3071 grt / 2039 nrt / 345.6 ft  43.6 ft  30.2 ft  20.0 ft 
Engine builder Greenock Foundry Company, Greenock
Engine detail
Side paddle, 2 x 1cyl side lever, 4 x return tube boilers, 850nhp 3200ihp, 13kn

1868 rebuilt to twin screw by Robert Napier and engines compounded

1873 re-engined twin compound engines by Schneider et Compagnie, Creusot each of 500nhp, 13.75 knots 

First owner First port of register Registration date
Compagnie Generale Transatlantique, Paris  Havre   
Other names
Subsequent owner and registration history
Vessel history
The first French transatlantic liner.
15/6/1864 sailed Le Havre on maiden voyage to New York via Brest.
1868 rebuilt to twin screw by Robert Napier & Sons; 3408grt
1883 modernised at Penhoët
21/7/1890 settled on bottom at St Nazaire when velve left open - later refloated
1896 4-year-old boilers from LAFAYETTE transferred and funnels raised
4/2/1899 struck swing bridge at Penhoët 
214 passengers 
End year Fate / Status
1899  Broken Up  
Disposal Detail
12/1899 sold for scrapping at Marseilles for FF320,000 


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