SS Lafayette Archival Collection

Lafayette (1915) French Line

Built by Chantiers & Ateliers de Provence, Port Bouc, France. Tonnage: 11,953. Dimensions: 546' x 64'. Quadruple expansion engines and steam turbines. Two masts and two funnels. During trials made 18.9 knots. Passengers: 336 first, 110 second, 90 third. Maiden voyage: Bordeaux- New York, November 3, 1915. War Service: Converted to hospital ship in 1916. Post-War Service: Transferred to West Indies service after First World War. Renamed: Mexique (1928). Fate: Sunk by a mine in the Gironde, June 19, 1940.

Lafayette (1930) French Line

Built by Chantiers de Penhoet, St. Nazaire, France. Tonnage: 25,178. Dimensions: 577' x 77' (613' o.l.). Quadruple- screw, 18 knots. Motorship. Two masts and one funnel. Launched: May 9, 1929. Maiden voyage: Havre-Plymouth- New York, May 17, 1930. Passengers: 591 cabin, 334 tourist, 142 third. Fate: Destroyed by fire while in drydock at Havre, May 5, 1938. The burned out hulk was dismantled at Rotterdam.

 

Front Cover, Passenger Manifest, SS Lafayette, CGT French Line, September 1922

1922-09-16 SS Lafayette Passenger List

  • Steamship Line: Compagnie Générale Transatlantique CGT - French Line
  • Class of Passengers: Cabin
  • Date of Departure: 16 September 1922
  • Route: Le Havre to New York via Plymouth
  • Commander: Captain Victor Brevet

 

Front Cover, SS Lafayette Passenger List - 10 September 1931

1931-09-10 SS Lafayette Passenger List

  • Steamship Line: Compagnie Générale Transatlantique CGT - French Line
  • Class of Passengers: Cabin
  • Date of Departure: 10 September 1931
  • Route: New York to Le Havre via Plymouth
  • Commander: Captain Luc de Malglaive

 

1936-06-17 Passenger Manifest for the SS Lafayette

1936-06-17 SS Lafayette Passenger List

  • Steamship Line: Compagnie Générale Transatlantique CGT - French Line
  • Class of Passengers: Tourist
  • Route: Le Havre to New York via Southampton
  • Commander: Captain William Vogel

 

Front Cover, Third Class on the French Line Featuring the Ile de France, Champlain, Lafayette, Paris, and Normanide.

Third Class on the French Line - 1938

The Normandie, Ile de France, Paris, Champlain and Lafayette combine economy and efficiency in fulfilling the most discriminating requirements. Their Third Class accommodations cannot help but bring you all satisfaction.

 

Sailing Schedule, Le Havre-Southampton-New York and New York-Plymouth-Le Havre, from 24 July 1935 to 16 November 1935.

Sailing Schedule, Le Havre-Southampton-New York and New York-Plymouth-Le Havre, from 24 July 1935 to 16 November 1935. Ships Included The Champlain, Ile de France, Lafayette, and Normandie. SS Normandie Passenger List 24 July 1935. GGA Image ID # 1f37c3f874

 

Sailing Schedule, Le Havre-Southampton-NewYork and New York-Plymouth or Southampton-Le Havre, from 25 September 1937 to 31 December 1937.

Sailing Schedule, Le Havre-Southampton-NewYork and New York-Plymouth or Southampton-Le Havre, from 25 September 1937 to 31 December 1937. Ships Included the Champlain, Ile de France, Lafayette, and Normandie. CGT French Line SS Normandie Third Class Passenger List - 25 September 1937. GGA Image ID # 20b1af42d5

 

CGT French Line Winter and Spring Cruises 1937-1938. Ships Included the Champlain, Ile de France, Lafayette, and Paris.

CGT French Line Winter and Spring Cruises 1937-1938. Ships Included the Champlain, Ile de France, Lafayette, and Paris. SS Normandie Third Class Passenger List - 25 September 1937. GGA Image ID # 20b1e61280

 

Front Cover, The First Great Ocean Liners in Photographs, 193 Views, 1897-1927.

 

The First Great Ocean Liners in Photographs - 1983

Sumptuous volume recalls the glorious early years of elegant transatlantic travel. Over 190 historic photographs depict exterior and interior views of 101 great ocean liners, including the Virginian, Imperator, Vaterland, Bismarck, Lusitania, Mauretania, Balmoral Castle, Titanic, Olympic, Aquitania and dozens more. Full captions.

 

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