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Name: CITY OF MARSEILLES
Type: Passenger Cargo Ship
Launched: 26/10/1912
Completed: 01/1913
Builder: Palmers' Shipbuilding & Iron Co Ltd
Yard: Jarrow
Yard Number: 819
Dimensions: 8250grt, 5289nrt, 469.3 x 57.9 x 32.2ft
Engines: 2 x Q4cyl (20.25, 29.25, 42.25 & 61 x 45ins), 851nhp
Engines by: Palmers' Shipbuilding & Iron Co Ltd, Jarrow
Propulsion: 2 x Screws, 14.0knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 135436
History:
23/01/1913 Ellerman Lines Ltd, Liverpool
1918 Registered at Glasgow
21/01/1943 Wrecked
Comments: Accommodation for 141 x 1st Class & 46 x 2nd Class passengers
06/01/1940: Damaged by a mine off Dundee & repaired on the Clyde
21/01/1943: Wrecked 1nm off Batticaloa, Ceylon
On voyage from Liverpool to Calcutta carrying general cargo
1947: Refloated and broken up


Above photo is courtesy of Richard Turnwald

Above photo is courtesy of Richard Turnwald

Above photo is courtesy of Stuart Smith

Belfast News-Letter, Saturday, 01/02/1913