SS Rochambeau

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Le Rochambeau, Paquebot a turbine, Compagnie Générale Transatlantique.jpg
Leaving St.Nazaire in the dock
Name: Rochambeau
Namesake: Count of Rochambeau
Owner: CGT
Ordered: 1908
Builder: Chantiers & Ateliers de St Nazaire
In service: 1911
Out of service: 1934
Refit: 1926
Homeport: Le Havre
Fate: Scrapped 1934
General characteristics
Tonnage: 12,678 GRT
Length: 598 ft (182 m)
Beam: 63 ft 4 in (19.30 m)
Capacity: 2,028

SS Rochambeau was a French Transatlantic ocean liner.


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 SS Chicago which had entered service in 1908.

Between 1915 and 1918, she was part of a regular service between Bordeaux and New York City, the company's flagship SS 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