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le havre-bound!

Posted in liners, Uncategorized by bowsprite on 2010/03/24

I am going to Le Havre, in Normandie, France!

Two Atlantic liners of the Compagnie Generale Transatlantique, or “The French Line”:

SS Normandie, 1935
Builder: Chantiers de Penhoët, St. Nazaire, France.
Length: 1,029 ft (313.6 m)
Beam: 119 ft 5 in (36.4 m)
Height: 184 ft (56.1 m)
Draft: 37 ft (11.3 m)
Decks: 12
Installed power: Four turbo-electric, total 160,000 hp (200,000 hp max).
Propulsion: Four 3- (later 4-) bladed, 23 tons each
Speed:29 knots (54 km/h), max speed recorded 32.2 knots (59.6 km/h)
Capacity: 1,972: 848 First Class (cabin), 670 Tourist Class, 454 Third Class
Crew: 1,345
Maiden voyage: Le Havre – New York in 1935.

SS France, 1962

Builder: Chantiers de l’Atlantique, St. Nazaire, France.
Length: 316.1 m (1,035 ft)
Beam: 33.8 m (110.6 ft) waterline
Draft: 10.8 m (34 ft)
Propulsion: Geared CEM-Parsons turbines quadruple propeller (1961-1979) / twin propeller (1979-2008)
Speed: 30 knots (56 km/h; 35 mph) approx.
Capacity:
1961-1974   407 First class,  1,637 Tourist class
1980-1990 – 1,944 passengers
1994-2003 – 2,565 passengers
Crew:
1961-1974 – 1,253
1980-1990 – 875
1994-2003 – 875
Notes: Cost US $80 million approx.
Maiden voyage: Le Havre – New York , 1962

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