Ship Name

Normandie, SS

Type

Passenger liner

Origins/Provenance

France

Era

Maritime Nation To 1950 (1921-1950)

Year Launched

1932

Home Waters

Atlantic

Function

Commercial

Displacement (tons)

80000

Length (feet)

102

Beam (feet)

119

Draft (feet)

37

Primary Propulsion

Fuel/Steam

Propulsion Specifications

4 turbo-electric engines

Top Speed (knots)

32

Historical Note

At launch in 1932, the world's longest ship. Burned in New York Harbor in 1942 while being converted to a troop ship.

Related Images

external image normandieposter.jpg
Poster of French passenger ship, launched in 1932; destroyed in fire in New York Harbor in 1942
Image ID: 1392
external image ss_normandie.jpg
French passenger liner, launched in 1932; destroyed in 1942 by fire in New York Harbor
Image ID: 1393

Related Locations

New York City,

Related Source

Sway of the Grand Saloon: A Social History of the North Atlantic

Record ID: 200