In the evolution of the ocean liner, the ultimate state of the art is generally conceded to have been THE FRENCH LINE pre-WW2 flagship, SS NORMANDIE (SSN).

In the evolution of the ocean liner, the ultimate state of the art is generally conceded to have been THE FRENCH LINE pre-WW2 flagship, SS NORMANDIE (SSN).

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The launching of the SS Normandie, the only French Line vessel to win the coveted Blue Riband.

The launching of the SS Normandie, the only French Line vessel to win the coveted Blue Riband.

adventures-of-the-blackgang:  SS Normandie sunk at the Pier  SS Normandie was an ocean liner built in Saint-Nazaire, France, for the French Line Compagnie Générale Transatlantique. She entered service in 1935 as the largest and fastest passenger ship afloat. During World War II, Normandie was seized by US authorities at New York and renamed USS Lafayette. On 9 February, 1942, the liner caught fire while being converted to a troopship, capsized onto her port side and came to rest on the mud…

adventures-of-the-blackgang: SS Normandie sunk at the Pier SS Normandie was an ocean liner built in Saint-Nazaire, France, for the French Line Compagnie Générale Transatlantique. She entered service in 1935 as the largest and fastest passenger ship afloat. During World War II, Normandie was seized by US authorities at New York and renamed USS Lafayette. On 9 February, 1942, the liner caught fire while being converted to a troopship, capsized onto her port side and came to rest on the mud…

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