french Cie. Générale Transatlantique (CGT, Cie. Générale d´Armements Maritimes) SS Mexique [+1940]
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general
nationality french
purpose transport
type passenger ship (ex-troop transport)
propulsion steam
date built 1915
status
unknown
details
weight (tons) 12220  grt
dimensions 171.6 x 18.9 x 10.7 m
engine 4 x steam reprocating engines & exhaust turbines, 4 shafts, 4 screws
power  
speed 18  knots
yard no. 77
about the loss
cause lost mine
date lost 19/06/1940  [dd/mm/yyyy]
casualties 0
about people
builder
Chantiers & Ateliers De Provence, Port De Bouc
last owner
[1]Cie. Générale Transatlantique (CGT, Cie. Générale d´Armements Maritimes), Paris
SS Mexique [+1940]
period 1928 ~ 1940
prev. owners
[2]Cie. Générale Transatlantique (CGT, Cie. Générale d´Armements Maritimes), Paris
SS Lafayette
period 1915 ~ 1928
IMO/Off. no.: 5603928
[3]Cie. Générale Transatlantique (CGT, Cie. Générale d´Armements Maritimes), Paris
SS Ile de Cuba
period 1915 ~ 1915
IMO/Off. no.: 5603928
captain
no. of crew 178
about the wreck
depth (m.) 21 max. / 6.7 min. (m)
orientation
protected
war grave
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entered by Lettens Jan
entered 01/07/2002
last update Lettens Jan
last update 28/11/2013
 
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[1] Lettens Jan05/08/2010
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Vleggeert Nico09/06/2011The French passengership Mexique, used as a troopship, struck a magnetic mine and sank in Verdon harbour entrance. TL.
ref. used: 
 Jordan, Roger, The World's Merchant Fleets, 1939
Avec4330/08/2011Durant la première guerre mondiale, fut aménagé en navire hopital (1400 lits) puis en transport de troupes. 19.06.1940: Le navire arrivait à Bordeaux pour embarquer les parlementaires français à destination de l'Afrique du Nord aprés l'armistice avec l'Allemagne quand il heurta une mine magnétique. Pas de victimes

During the WWI, was converted into a hospital ship (1400 beds) and then transport of troops. 19.06.1940: The ship was arriving in Bordeaux to pick up French parliamentarians bound for North Africa after the armistice with Germanu when she struck a magnetic mine. No casualities

Durante la Primera Guerra Mundial, se convirtió en un barco-hospital (1400 camas) y después transporte de tropas. 19.06.1940: El barco llegaba a Burdeos para recoger a los parlamentarios franceses con destino a África del Norte tras el armisticio con Alemania cuando chocó una mina magnética. No hubo víctimas

Durante a Primeira Guerra Mundial, foi convertido em navio-hospital (1400 camas) e, em seguida, transporte de tropas 19.06.1940: O navio estava chegando a Bordeaux para pegar os parlamentares franceses e levá-los para a África do Norte depois do armistício com a Alemanha, cuando bateu uma mina magnética. Não houve vítimas
Lettens Jan27/08/2008UK hydro member
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