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SS PARIS

The SS 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.

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