The ocean liner Cuba was launched on November 20, 1922 for the Compagnie Générale Transatlantique , and entered service in May 1923 on the Saint Nazaire-Havane-Vera Cruz line. In 1930, she was transferred to the Colon line to Panama. In 1935, it was assigned to the route linking Le Havre, Southampton, the West Indies. In 1940 the Cuba was seized by the British Royal Navy off the Canary Islands and was then put into service as a troop ship. On April 6, 1945, she was torpedoed by the German submarine U-1195. She was the last French Merchant ship to be sunk in the second world war.
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