Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Antilles Liner

S.S. Colombie, a 13,000-ton turbine-powered liner, launched at Ateliers et Chantiers de France in 1929, made her maiden voyage in 1931. She was the first French Line ship to serve at Le Havres - Leningrad route (1936). In 1939 the Colombie was requisitioned by the French Navy, took part in the Norway expedition (1940). Captured by the Allies in North Africa in November 1942, she served as a troop transport until 1946. Returned to the French Line, the Colombie resumed passenger service and finally retired in 1964.

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