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Name: Bordeaux
Type S/P
Construction Yard
(Yard No.)
At. & Chant. de la Loire, St. Nazaire
Launched 1912
Commissioned 1912
Weight, metric tons 1325
Weight, BRT 774
Length, meters 63,65
Width, meters 8,50
Depth, meters 3,68
Engines Two 3cyl. expansion engines,
2 shafts, 2 boilers
Horsepower, HP 1500 induced
Speed, knots 14
Range, nautical miles
? at 14 knots using 50t coal
Patients/Medical staff ?/?
Crew 20
Armament None
Owner Sté. Nationale des Chemins de Fer Francais, Dieppe
History completed as French Channel ferry Bordeaux; 1940 Transport for Seelöwe, Seetransportchef St. Malo; 29.6.44 into service as the hospital ship Bordeaux (replacing Hüxter); captured 1.9.44 by British destroyers between St. Malo and St. Helier; returned 1945; scrapped 1951 in Belgium.