Laid down in 1914 by the Forges et Chantiers de la Mediteranee at Le Havre, World War I delayed her completion; launched in 1920 she finally entered service in August 1921. Her inaugural voyage from Dieppe to Newhaven under the command of Captain Mouffet, former master of the Sussex during WW I, is reported to have taken 2 hours and 36 minutes despite rather rough conditions.
Her service history up to World War II was similar to that of her consorts: conversion to oil-firing in 1929 and the plating-in of her promenade deck during the winter of 1932/33.
After participating in the Dunkirk evacuation she was taken over by the Germans. Recovered in Denmark at the end of the war she was considered to be beyond economic repair and was sold for scrap.