1929 (Albatros AL-219)
- Type: Passenger / general cargo
- Displacement: 9,928 tons
- Dimensions: 476 x 61 x 27 ft.
- Machinery: Motor vessel, twin screws = 15 knots
- Passengers: 578 (56 first class, 86 second class, 436 third class)
- Builder: Societe Anonyme des Chantiers et Ateliers de Provence,
La Ciotat, France, 1929
- Service: Built for Messageries Maritimes' Levant Line. Maiden voyage Marseilles
to Alexandria, 1929. Damaged in collision with Empress of Australia at Algiers,
8 Mar 1939. In Jun 1940 she was under Vichy control, but on 8 Nov 1942 was captured by
vessels of the covering force for Operation 'Torch'. She was taken over by the Ministry
of War Transport and placed under management of British India. Badly damaged by fire in Saigon harbor, 29 Dec 1945. Returned to Messageries Maritimes and after some further
trooping in the Mediterranean, she was refitted at Toulon with one oval funnel and
accomodation for 184 passengers, and recommenced sailing from Marseilles, Sep 1951.
Sold Mar 1956 for scrapping at La Seyne.