Friday, September 23, 2011

the amazing "ILE DE FRANCE"

This post is about a very special liner, the majestic SS "ILE DE FRANCE", the first major ocean liner built after the end of World War I, she was built at Saint-Nazaire and was delivered to CGT in 1927. "ILE DE FRANCE" was the most spectacular and innovative liner of the 20´s, she began Art Deco styling at sea, the ship was glamorous and chic, she even carried a small plane on board that could be launched when the ship was about 200 miles away from port so she was the fastest to deliver the mail, bags of mail were delivered while the vessel was still at sea. "ILE DE FRANCE" was just over 43.000 GRT and was scrapped in Japan in 1959, a truly amazing ship

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