Leaving St.Nazaire in the dock
|Namesake:||Count of Rochambeau|
|Builder:||Chantiers & Ateliers de St Nazaire|
|Length:||598 ft (182 m)|
|Beam:||63 ft 4 in (19.30 m)|
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.
- Translated from the equivalent French article