The steamer Liban was built in 1882 at Napier & Sons in Glasgow. She was put in service for the French company Compagnie Fraissinet in Marseille and the route between France and India. In 1890 she was put in the new route they opened between France and West Africa. Outside the city of Marseille she collided with the steamer Insulaire 7.June 1903. The steam boilers exploded when water reached the engine room and 100 passengers and crew members perished in the accident. The remains of Liban rest today on a depth of 30 to 35 meter south of Maire Island outside Marseille.

Former names:

91,5 x 11,0 x 5,0 m
Tons: Built: Home Port:
2269 grt Glasgow ( UK ) 1882 Marseille ( F )

43° 12.441' N 5° 20.249' E

Picture: The wreck of Liban
From video by Sedna