Ville de Valence was built as a combined sail and steamship by Robert Thompson & Sons Ltd in Sunderland, and was launched in 1882. She sailed for a French company before she was sold in 1905 to Italy and renamed Amor. In 1912 she was bought by Societa Anonima Liva in Genoa and renamed Togo. Under a journey in convoy from Marseille to Villefrance 12. May 1918 she was torpedoed by the German uboat SM UC 35 under command of Oberlieutnant Hans Paul Korch. The wreck rest today standing on her keel as a classic Donald Duck wreck on a depth of 45 to 58 meter west of Pointe Dubreuil south of Saint Tropez.

Former names:
Ville de Valence, Amor
258,2 x 34,7 x 17,1 f
Tons: Built: Home Port:
1484 grt
Sunderland ( UK ) 1882
Genoa ( IT )

43° 10'N, 6° 36'E
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Picture: Togo
Courtesy of Francois Duvel

Last updated: December 2020