T. S. S. N o r m a n d i e
Turbo-electric Steam Ship
Company: Compagnia Generale TransAtlantique (CGT) - French Line - Paris, France
Registry: Paris, France
Chantiers de l'Atlantique (CIE), Penhoet,
St. Nazaire, France
Maiden: 05/29/1935; Le Havre, France - New York, NY, USA
(962 b.p.) x 118'
Tonnage: 79,280 GRT (82,799 after 1936)
Height: 184' from keel to top of funnel #1
Hull/Keel: Steel/steel (Black/red)
Rudder: 1; Amidships, aft, balanced
Livery: White over black; red funnels with black tops
Funnels: 3; Black over red
Boilers: 29; auxillary: 4
Drive: Quad screw; 2 x port, 2x starboard; (balanced shafts)
Props: Tri blade; later quad blade; 23 tons each
Speed: 29 knots (cruising); 32.2 Knots (maz)
848 1st Class, 6702nd
Class, 4543rd Class
Demise: Gutted by fire
Where: Pier 92, New York, NY, USA
By: Fire was the result of a torch igniting a mattress.
"T. S. S. Normandie", was considered to be the most beautiful,
and the most elegant ship that was ever built.
She carried the "Blue Riband", and was the most luxurious ship ever put on the North Atlantic.
(was righted; floated; towed to breakers as "s.s. Lafayette")
When: Oct. 3rd, 1946 - Oct. 6th, 1947
Where: Osaka, Japan