Sunday, March 22, 2009
French class: SS Normandie arriving in NY harbor 1935
ETS Normandie, the most famous liner form from CGT (Compagnie Générale Transatlantique or French Line), the glamour queen of all Blue Riband liners arriving in NY harbor in 1935, see the Lower Manhattan background. The rear funnel was a dummy, placed there for aesthetic reasons - hence, no smoke. Normandie won the Riband twice, sailing from Bishop Rock to Ambrose at 29.98 knots in 1935 and 30.58 knots in 1937.