1907 Antique SS LA PROVENCE French Ocean Liner Postcards

19.00 

  • Authentic antique S.S. La Provence postcards from 1907
  • Postcard (A) is marked “449 Le Havre – Le Translantique La Provence. Salle a manger des 1er classes. L.L.” featuring the 1st Class Dining Room
  • Postcard (B) is marked “453 Le Havre – Le Translantique La Provence. Le Salon de Correspondance. L.L.” featuring the Correspondence Lounge
  • Great antique condition / Handwritten
  • Please see pictures as part of the description
  • Very collectible!

Only 1 left in stock

Description

  • The French liner “La Provence” was the first ship that received Titanic’s distress message in the night of April 14-15, 1912
  • August 2, 1914. The ship was taken over by the French government to become the French Navy’s Provence II, an armed merchant cruiser that was converted to a troopship in order to support the Gallipoli Campaign and Macedonian campaign in World War I
  • Torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U-15 in the Mediterranean Sea on 26 February 1916 while en route from Toulon to Salonika with an estimated 1,700 French troops aboard. The ship sank in just 17 minutes

 

Additional information

Weight 0.1 kg