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La Bretagne

French Line

Image of ss La Bretagne (French Line)

Length: 495 ft.
Breadth: 51 ft.
Draft (or Depth): 33 ft.
Tonnage: 7,112 (gross)
Engines: Two triple-expansion steam engines (as built); two quadruple-expansion steam engines (1895), single screw
Speed: 17 knots
Builder: Compagnie Générale Transatlantique, Saint-Nazaire, France
Maiden Voyage: August 14, 1886
Disposition: December 1923 - Sold for scrap.

Port of Registry: Harve, France
Flag of Registry: French
Funnel color: Red; black top
Company flag: White; red ball in corner. Red Cie Gle Transatlantique
Signal Letters:
Wireless call letters: M L B
Details: 2 funnels, 4 masts (reduced to two in 1895); one screw; capacity: 390 first class, 65 second class, 600 third class


Relationship to Titanic disaster / inquiries.

Reported seeing ice on April 14th.


September 9, 1885

Launched by Compagnie Générale Transatlantique, Saint-Nazaire, France, for the their shipping arm.

August 14, 1886

Maiden voyage: Le Havre - New York.

December 1923

Sold for scrap; grounded on way to scrapper.


Image Courtesy: Old Ship Photo Galleries (http://www.photoship.co.uk) Used with permission.