Launched in 1910, she was completed and sailed on her maiden voyage from Le Havre, France to New York, New York in 1912. She was taken over by the French government in August of 1914, serving first as an auxiliary cruiser, then as a troopship. She was converted to a hospital ship in 1916, and re-coverted to a trooper in 1917. She was returned to the French Line in 1918, resuming her transatlantic duties after a short spell repatriating American troops. Her owners converted her to oil-firing, and refitted her passenger spaces during an overhaul in 1923. She remained on the North Atlantic until withdrawn in 1932. Sold for breaking, she was sailed to Dunkirk in 1935, where breaking-up was carried out over the summer.
Thanks to Harry Dontje (firstname.lastname@example.org), who provided this information to me in an email entitled “S.S. France Photos” on 1 Nov 1997.