Paris was built by W. Denny & Bros., Dumarton in 1913 for the
London, Brighton and South Coast Railway Company. She was 1,7774 gross
tos, speed 25 knots, length 31 feet, breadth 35½ feet and carried
968 passengers. She was on the Newhaven to Dieppe route. She held
the record for the fastest crossing (a little over 2 hours currently
nearly 4) and was a minelayer during World War 1 . During World War
2 she was used as a hospital ship during the Dunkirk evacuation and
was sunk on 2nd June 1940 following a bombing attack during the evacuation.