CGT's Normandie won westbound Blue Riband at 29 July – 2 August 1937 from Bishop Rock to Ambrose Light nautical miles km) 3 d, 23 h, 2 m knots km/hod.) + 1935 from Bishop Rock to Ambrose Light nautical miles km) 4 d, 3 h, 2 m knots km/h)
Vladimir Yourkevitch (1885-1964) was a Russian naval enigneer, developer of modern ship hulls, and designer of the famous French ocean liner SS Normandie. He worked in Russia, France and the United States. The photo shows Yourkevitch working on the design of SS Normandie.