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Name: AFRIQUE
Type: Passenger Cargo Ship
Launched: 20/11/1907
Completed: 04/1908
Builder: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Yard: Wallsend
Yard Number: 801
Dimensions: 5404grt, 2882nrt, 391.0 x 48.4 x 27.7ft
Engines: 2 x T3cyl (24.5, 41 & 69 x 45ins), 638nhp
Engines by: Wallsend Slipway & Engineering Co Ltd, Wallsend
Propulsion: 2 x Screws
Construction: Steel
Reg Number:
History:
04/1908 Cie Française de Navigation à Vapeur Chargeurs Reénis, Le Havre
12/01/1920 Wrecked
Comments: 12/01/1920: Wrecked on Roche Bonne, 37 miles west of the NW
point of Ile de Ré. Only 35 people survived out of 599 on board
On a voyage from Bordeaux to West Africa


Above photo courtesy of Kevin Blair

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