Liban

France,Mediterranean

The steamer Liban was built by Napier & Sons in Glasgow, and was launched in 1882 for the French company Compagnie Fraissinet in Marseille. She operated the company route between France and India, until she in 1890 was assigned to the new route they opened between France and West Africa. Outside the city of Marseilles 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 Marseilles.



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Liban

91,5 x 11,0 x 5,0 m
     
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2269 grt Glasgow ( UK ) 1882 Marseille ( F )

43° 12.441' N 5° 20.249' E