Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 50. Chapters: SS Normandie, HNoMS Olav Tryggvason, USS Lafayette, HMS Duncan, USS Portland, Japanese destroyer Inazuma, HMS Defender, Japanese destroyer Hibiki, HMS Decoy, Japanese destroyer Akatsuki, HMS Diana, USCGC Escanaba, Japanese destroyer Nenohi, SS Lurline, USCGC Icarus, HMS Dainty, HMNZS Achilles, USS Dolphin, Japanese cruiser Ch?kai, HMS Delight, HMS Duchess, HMS Orion, Finnish coastal defence ship Väinämöinen, USS Tarazed, USS Alabaster, HMS Daring, Danmark, SS Washington, HMCS Kootenay, USS Mount Vernon, HMS Porpoise, French cruiser Algérie, HMS Sturgeon, USS Mizar, HDMY Dannebrog, HMS Diamond, ORP Batory, HNLMS Johan Maurits van Nassau, German training ship Bremse, Mercator, INS Delhi, HMS Dundee, HMS Guardian, Belle Poule, Italian cruiser Armando Diaz, USS Conasauga, HMS Seahorse, Brilliant, Greek destroyer Psara, Savoir Faire, USS Yacal, Greek destroyer Spetsai, Étoile, HMS Thames, List of ship launches in 1932, TSS Slieve More, USS Calypso, French submarine La Sibylle, French aviso Amiral Charner, French aviso Rigault de Genouilly. Excerpt: SS Normandie was an ocean liner built in Saint-Nazaire, France for the French Line Compagnie Générale Transatlantique. She entered service in 1935 as the largest and fastest passenger ship afloat; she is still the most powerful steam turbo-electric-propelled passenger ship ever built. Her novel design and lavish interiors led many to consider her the greatest of ocean liners. Despite this, she was not a commercial success and relied partly on government subsidy to operate. During service as the flagship of the CGT, she made 139 transatlantic crossings westbound from her home port of Le Havre to New York and one fewer return. Normandie held the Blue Riband for the fastest transatlantic crossing at several points during her service career, during which the RMS Queen Mary was her...
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