The French Line’s Normandie was launched in 1935 as the largest ship in the world (held for five more years), the largest turbo-electric powered liner; and the first to make a 30 knot eastbound Atlantic crossing. She earned the Blue Riband for five record-breaking crossings. Shortly before WW2, she arrived in New York on August 28, 1939, and would never sail again. Taken in to US custody when France was occupied in June 1940, she was later
renamed the USS Lafayette. While being converted to a troop carrier, she caught fire and capsized and came to rest on the mud of the Hudson river at Pier 88. Salvaged in 1943, her restoration was abandoned at too costly and she was eventually scrapped in October 1946.
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