SS La Champagne Archival Collection
La Champagne (1885) French Line
Built by Cie. Generale Transatlantique (Penhoet), St. Nazaire, France. Tonnage: 7,087. Dimensions: 493' x 51' (508' o.l.). Single-screw, 17 knots. Compound engines. Four masts and two funnels. Steel hull. Launched: May 15, 1885. Passengers: 390 first, 65 second, 600 third. Maiden voyage: Havre-New York, May 22, 1886. Refits: Two of her four masts were removed in 1896. Triple expansion engines installed at time of reconditioning. Transferred to Central American service in 1905. Fate: Wrecked of F St. Nazaire, May 28, 1915. Sister ships: La Bourgogne, La Bretagne and La Gascogne.
- Steamship Line: Compagnie Générale Transatlantique CGT - French Line
- Class of Passengers: Cabin
- Date of Departure: 5 February 1887
- Route: Havre for New York
- Commander: Captain Traub