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FLANDRE 1914

Postby aukepalmhof » Mon Dec 03, 2018 8:14 pm

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Thanks to Mr. Miguel Gil I got the name of the passenger-cargo vessel on the Mexican stamp of the “100th Anniversary of the Mexican Custom Agency” A You Tube URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4uSjxVzaggk shows the ship on the stamp with a clearer name. The ship depict on the stamp is the French FLANDRE.

Built as a passenger-cargo vessel under yard no E3 (66) by Ateliers & Chantiers de St Nazaire (Penhoet) for the Cie Générale Transatlantique (CGT), Paris.
31 October 1913 launched as the FLANDRE.
Tonnage 8,571 gross, 3,187 net, 4,180 dwt, dim. 146.30 x 17.4 x 8.8m., length bpp. 141.5m.
Powered by two 4-cyl. low pressure Parsons steam turbines, manufactured by Cie Générale Transatlantique, St Nazaire, 12.000 hp, twin screws, speed 17 knots.
Accommodation for 600 passengers in four classes.
May 1914 completed.

21 May 1914 sailed for her maiden voyage to Veracruz, Mexico, after her return in France she was requisitioned by the French Navy on 4 August 1914, and fitted out as an auxiliary cruiser to protect for a short time the British Expeditionary Forces which were crossing the English Channel. 21 August this service ended. Then mostly used as a troop transport in the Mediterranean.
13 January 1917 fitted out as a hospital ship at the shipyard in Penhoet for the French Navy.
24 March 1917 left St Nazaire for Oran, after a stay of four days she left there and moved to the Eastern Army and Serb troops in the Mediterranean, she makes voyages between Thessaloniki via Corfu, Bizerte, Bone to Toulon.
20 May 1917 she came in collision with the Portuguese vessel MADEIRA MILO and had to steam to La Seyne sur Mer for repair.
After the Armistice used for repatriate French and Serbs troops.
18 December 1918 in Corfu the battle cruiser VICTOR HUGO came in collision with the FLANDRE, she sailed for Toulon to repair her damage.
From 15 to 26 February 1919 she repatriate Senegalese troops from Marseille to Dakar.
Then she was returned to her owners late July 1919.
Again in the service of the CGT between France and Mexico, later in the Colon service till 1935.
1935 After reorganizing the CGT she came in the service from St Nazaire and Bordeaux to the West Indies till 1939.
1933 Converted from coal to oil fuel.
01 September 1939 after the outbreak of World War II she was laid up, 1940 again in navy service.
Took part in the Allied fleet in April 1940 to transport expeditionary troops to Norway.
After the defeat of France in late June 1940 she was seized by the German troops in Marseille, where after used as a naval auxiliary.
05 August 1940 requisitioned as the troop transport H9 for Operation Seelöwe, the German invasion of Great Britain.
13 September 1940 struck by a magnetic mine abeam Terre-Negre, Gironde River.
14 September 1940 beached to prevent her for sinking and she was abandoned without any loss of live.

After the war, the wreck was dispersed by an ordnance team of HMS LUNDY an Isle-class naval trawler, who placed 10 depth charges onto her.

Source: Lloyds Registry. The World Merchant Fleets by Roger Jordan. http://maitres-du-vent.blogspot.com/201 ... ansat.html
https://www.shipsnostalgia.com/gallery/ ... 40/cat/511
Mexico 2018 $7 sg?, scott?
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