The French Line Quadruple-screw Turbo-electric North Atlantic Steamship 'Normandie'. SS 'Normandie'.
The French Line Quadruple-screw Turbo-electric North Atlantic Steamship 'Normandie'

The French Line Quadruple-screw Turbo-electric North Atlantic Steamship 'Normandie'

London, Patrick Stephens, 1972 [revised and enlarged edition]/ 1935.

Folio, [viii], 30, 166, 35-58 pages with numerous illustrations plus 13 plates (including several folding plans and a cutaway drawing).

Quarter contrasting cloth slightly bumped at the corners; ownership signature and address stamp on the front flyleaf; an excellent copy with the lightly bumped dustwrapper.

Number 5 in the Ocean Liners of the Past series. This volume is mainly a facsimile reprint of a special Souvenir Number of 'The Shipbuilder and Marine-Engine Builder' (published to commemorate the maiden voyage of the vessel in June 1935), together with a specially compiled epilogue covering the rest of the vessel's working career. Her last trans-Atlantic crossing took place in August 1939, and her career ended with a disastrous fire in 1942; she was scrapped in 1946-47.

Item #119334

Price: $250.00

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