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Name: CITY OF MARSEILLES
Type: Passenger Cargo Ship
Launched: 26/10/1912
Completed: 01/1913
Builder: Palmer's Shipbuilding & Iron Co Ltd
Yard: Jarrow
Yard Number: 819
Dimensions: 8317grt, 5309nrt, 469.3 x 57.0 x 32.1ft
Engines: 2 x Q4cyl (20.25, 29.25, 42.25 & 61 x 45ins), 851nhp
Engines by: Palmer's Shipbuilding & Iron Co Ltd
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 14.0knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 135436
History:
01/1913 Ellerman Lines Ltd (City Line Ltd, managers), Glasgow
21/01/1943 Wrecked
Comments: 21/01/1943: Wrecked 1nm off Batticaloa, Ceylon
On voyage from Liverpool to Calcutta with general cargo


Above photos courtesy of Richard Turnwald

Above photo courtesy of Stuart Smith