SS City of Paris (1920)
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|Name:||City of Paris|
|Operator:||Ellerman Lines Ltd, London|
|Port of registry:||Glasgow|
|Builder:||Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson, Wallsend, Sunderland|
|Launched:||24 December 1920|
|Identification:||UK official number 146256|
|Class and type:||passenger steamship|
|Length:||484.7 ft (147.7 m)|
|Beam:||59.3 ft (18.1 m)|
|Draught:||43 ft 0 in (13.11 m)|
|Depth:||32.6 ft (9.9 m)|
|Installed power:||1,315 NHP|
|Propulsion:||3 steam turbines, double-reduction geared onto one propeller shaft|
SS City of Paris was a steam passenger ship built in 1922. She was requisitioned for service by the British government during the Second World War.
On 16 September 1939, whilst carrying 139 people during World War II, the ship struck a mine that had been laid by the German submarine U-13 on 4 September. She was damaged, with one person being killed, but managed to make it to port for repairs. She was requisitioned shortly afterwards and from 1940 she was used as a troopship. In early February 1942 she carried the 2/14th Battalion of the Australian Army from Bombay to Australia, arriving in Adelaide, South Australia, on 24 March 1942.
City of Paris was converted into a personnel ship in 1944, and used as an accommodation ship from September 1945 until 1946. She was then briefly used again as a troopship before being returned to the Ellerman Lines. She was returned to commercial service in 1947 and scrapped in 1956.
- "British liner aground". The Times (46578). London. 18 October 1933. col C, p. 14.
- "The City of Paris". The Times (46579). London. 19 October 1933. col D, p. 11.
- "2/14th Battalion". Second World War, 1939–1945 units. Australian War Memorial. Retrieved 18 April 2011.
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