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Traffic (Ingenieur Riebell)
Location  

Place Name : English Channel

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Construction
Type : Tender, later an escort ship Built : 1911  
Shipyard : Harland & Wolff
Hull material : steel  
Dimensions
Size : 675 tonnes Length : 53.32 m Beam : 10.69 m
History
Sunk : 1941 Cause : wartime action in English Channel Date Found :
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Postition
Orientation : unknown Lying : unknown Condition : Unknown
Seabed Type : Unknown
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Owner : Information on location and ownership gratefully received
Access : unknown
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Gross Tonnage - 675 tons Dimensions - 53.32 x 10.69m (175.6 x 35.1ft) Number of funnels - 1 Number of masts - 1 Construction - Steel Propulsion - Twin screw Engines - Two twin-cylindered inverted compound engines Service speed - 12 knots Builder - Harland & Wolff, Belfast Launch date - 27 April 1911 Passenger accommodation - 1,200, plus baggage
Details of Career
The Traffic was a tender for transporting passengers and baggage from the dockside to the transatlantic liners. It was not the sister ship of the Nomadic, despite being of similar appearance and being launched in the same month. The Traffic was intended to be used as back up at any port. After attending the sea trials of the Olympic it was moved to Cherbourg. It also attended the Titanic's visit to Cherbourg on 12 April 1912. During World War I it served as a naval tender at Brest, along with the Nomadic.
In 1927 it was sold to the Soc. Cherbourgoise de Transbordment and then to the Soc. Cherbourgoise de Remorquage et Sauvetage in 1934. After this it was renamed Ingenieur Riebell. During World War II it was operating in the French naval service. When Cherbourg was overrun the ship was scuttled by German troops, on 17 June 1940. It was later raised and put back into service as a coastal convoy armed escort. On 17 January 1941 it was sunk, whilst in German naval service, during action in the Channel.

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http://www.liv.ac.uk/~archives/cunard/ships/traff2.htm
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