Monday, June 4, 2012

Certificate of Arrival on the SS LaTouraine

Above is the Certificate of Arrival for our Great Aunt Becker who arrived in New York in August 1912 aboard the SS La Touraine.

Built in France, SS La Touraine was an ocean liner that sailed for the Compagnie Générale Transatlantique from the 1890s to the 1920s and was initially equipped with accommodations for 392 first-class, 98 second-class, and 600 third-class passengers. 

Westbound from Havre to New York, La Touraine was in wireless contact with Titanic during the afternoon and evening of April 12,1912, until about 9 p.m.. Around 8 p.m.,  La Touraine  transmitted ice warnings describing field ice and two large icebergs in the vicinity of 43° N., 42.8° W.

                SS La Touraine 
Length:536 feet (163.7 m)
Beam:56 feet (17.1 m)
Tonnage:9,047 gross tons
Engines:Steam triple expansion engines powering two propellers.
Service speed:19 knots

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