SS Rochambeau

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Career (France)
Name: SS Rochambeau
Namesake: Count of Rochambeau
Owner: CGT
Ordered: 1908
Builder: Chantiers & Ateliers de St Nazaire
Decommissioned: 1934
Struck: 1936
Homeport: Le Havre
Fate: scrapped 1936
General characteristics
Tonnage: 12,678
Length: 598 ft (182 m)
Beam: 63 ft 4 in (19.30 m)
Capacity: 2,028

The SS Rochambeau was a French Transatlantic ocean liner.

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She was named after the Count of Rochambeau, a French nobleman and soldier who participated in the American Revolutionary War. The second of a "à classe unique" ("unique class") of liners commissioned by the Compagnie générale transatlantique. Entering service in 1911, she was a larger version of the Chicago which had entered service in 1908.

Between 1915 and 1918, she was part of a regular service between Bordeaux and New York, the company's flagship the France having been requested as a hospital ship during World War I. Refitted in 1926, she was scrapped in Dunkirk in 1934.

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  • Translated from the equivalent French article