Launched in 1938 and built in Saint-Nazaire by Atlantique shipyards she neared completion in the end of August, 1939 and made a maiden voyage.
She did not have time to do any civil career before the outbreak of WW2 in September, 1939, the planned voyages were cancelled.
Indefatigably during WW2 she is going to sail seas transporting troops beside to the most famous British Queens and with many other passenger ships, it is approximately 250.000 soldiers who will pass on board.
In October, 1945, she resumes back her civil colors but remains used as a trooper for the French army and navigates towards Indochina. She is going to make this navigation until 1956, then she will be withdrawn and move to Landévennec in the back of the natural harbour of Brest.
TS BREMEN drydock Bremerhaven
TS BREMEN maneuvers in Bremerhaven
In 1957 she is acquired by the Norddeutscher Llyod line and takes the name of "TS BREMEN".
She will be profoundly undergo a conversion to adapt her to the navigation and to the service on the line of north Atlantic ; a bulbous bow was created.
She is going to sail on this line until 1970 and will transport approximately 360.000 passengers.
REGINA MAGNA 1971 1975 -
In 1971, boilers shows signs of weakness , she is finally sold for a more quiet navigation than on north Atlantic and becomes a cruise ship for the greek Company Chandris.
She is christened " REGINA MAGNA ".
She is completely repainted in white with a blue funnel with a big white X. She sailed in the Caribbean, Mediterranean and northern Europe.
Finally the ship was considered too big for cruises in mid-seventies and greedy by running; as many other passenger ships the oil crisis brings her withdrawn in 1975.
SAUDI PHIL I 1976 1980 -
She is acquired in 1976 and transformed into ship-hotel under the name of " SAUDI PHIL I " for a Philippine operator. She will serve as hotel floating in the port of Djeddah for the workers employed on the close building sites.
FILIPINAS SAUDIA I 1980