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Name: VILLE DE VALENCIENNES
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 13/05/1897
Completed: 07/1897
Builder: John Readhead & Sons
Yard: West Yard, South Shields
Yard Number: 324
Dimensions: 1910grt, 1055nrt, 274.0 x 35.1 x 16.1ft
Engines: T3cyl (23, 37.5 & 61.5 x 39ins), 234nhp
Engines by: John Readhead & Co, South Shields
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 11.0knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: n/a
History:
07/1897 Cie des Bateaux Vapeur du Nord, Dunkerque
22/09/1917 Sank
Comments: 22/09/1917: Torpedoed & sunk by U-Boat UC64, 5 miles SE of Flamborough Head
On a voyage from the Tyne to Bordeaux with a cargo of coal