With regards to ‘From the Lookout’ in the October 2014 issue of Sea Breezes, the ship would appear to be the ss Nicolas Paquet, a French steam liner operating within the Mediterranean and owned by the company of the same name at Marseille.
The ship ran aground on the 6 July 1933, about 1.5nm east of the Cape Spartel lighthouse, en route from Marseille to Casablanca with passengers, sugar and mail.
Some details of the ship (from www.wrecksite.eu) are:
Dimensions: 130.45 x 17.31 x 10.3 m
Engine: 2 triple expansion engines, dual shaft, 2 screws
Speed: 16 knots
A news report of the time gives this information: “Nicolas Paquet - French Liner Wrecked off Tangier. Paris, July 8. The French 10,000-ton steamer, Nicolas Paquet, plying between Marseilles and French North Africa colonies, which ran aground off Tangier on Friday morning, appears now to have become a total wreck. All 25 passengers and the crew have left the ship...” The Straits Times, 12 July 1933.
Another report states that the ship had foundered at the bow, the screws are out of the water, and the hull had a list of 42 degrees and that it seemed very unlikely she could be refloated. It also mentions that: “The Sultan of Morocco yesterday sent the company a telegram of condolence for the wreck of the beautiful ship which maintained the service between France and Morocco in an exceptional condition of rapidity and comfort.” The Straits Times, 4 August 1933.
I found another photograph of the wreck which seems to show damage below the waterline of the port side and that the hull may even be holed at this place.