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Cruise Ship History: The French Line’s SS NORMANDIE. The greatest liner ever to sail “across the pond”! Will the SS United States and QE 2 face a similar demise?

Interior of the Normandie ocean liner

Lalique columns in the art deco interior of a luxury dining room on the new French liner Normandie, a ground-breaking vessel of the CGT (Compagnie Generale Transatlantique).

On 29 October 1932, Normandie was launched in front of 200,000 spectators. Three years later, in 1935,  she entered service as the largest and fastest passenger ship afloat and she is still the most powerful steam turbo-electric-propelled passenger ship ever built.

On 29 October Normandie was launched in front of spectators. Three years later, in she entered service as the largest and fastest passenger ship afloat and she is still the most powerful steam turbo-electric-propelled passenger ship ever built.

PICTURES FROM STEAMER NORMANDIE

Promotional photograph of the Normandie superimposed on New York City streets, photograph by Byron Co., 1934 - Museum of the City of New York;

S.S. Normandie; in background Rockefeller Center; seen from the New Jersey Shore, New York, New York, 1941.

in background Rockefeller Center; seen from the New Jersey Shore, New York, New York,

raurrie: “Ocean Liner Row, 1930s. Top to bottom, Berengaria, Georgic, Normandie, Rex and the Europa. ”

raurrie: “Ocean Liner Row, 1930s. Top to bottom, Berengaria, Georgic, Normandie, Rex and the Europa. ”

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