Relationship to Titanic disaster / inquiries.
Eastbound, New York to Havre. At 12:15 a.m., La Provence was among the first vessels to pick up Titanic's distress call. Her own wireless operator misread and logged the signal as "41.46N., 50.24W."
The corrected signal (41.44N., 50.14W.) was transmitted at 12:25 a.m. and La Provence assisted in its relay to other vessels.
The news of the disaster spread quickly among the liner's passengers, causing a great deal of concern despite the lateness of the hour.
March 21, 1905
April 21, 1906
Maiden voyage, Havre-New York and return
June 17, 1914
Last commercial voyage, New York-Havre
Became French armed merchant cruiser; renamed Provence 11
February 26, 1916
Aegean Sea near Cape Matapan: Torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U-15 while
en route from Toulon to Salonika with an estimated 1,700 French troops aboard; There were 870 survivors and approximately 830 lost.