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FRANCE II SAILING SHIP - FRANCE


Built at Bordeaux in 1911 by the yard of the Chantiers de la Gironde, the France II had been ordered by the ship-owning firm of Mr Prentout. She was 5,900-tonne (5,806-ton), the five-masted ship had a 127.4-m (418-ft) long hull. She was wrecked off New Caledonia on July 12, 1922. From 1913, the France II was used both for transporting Caledonian nickel and for transporting passengers. The ship was equipped with a grand piano, a dark room, a library, and was armed with two cannons.

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