La Normandie
Further to the correspondence on the "La Normandie". She was the first ship of it's class and the only one built outside France. It was originally intended to name her "Ville de New York" but she was launched as the "Normandie". The prefix "La" was added to her name about four years later to bring her into line with the other mail steamers. When she ran her speed trials, she attained 17.25 knots - well in excess of the required speed. When she went into service, the harbour at Havre wasn't deep enough for her and she was specially fitted so that she could take on ballast aft while at sea to increase the efficiency of her screw. She ran without incident until January 1891 when she rammed and sank the Havre tug "Abeille" with the loss of six of the tug's crew. From 1900 - 1912 she was used on the West Indies service and in August 1912 was sold for L 22,500 to the Forth Shipbreaking Co. and broken up.
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Norman Morrison
Clinton Clinton Snowden, History of Washington, the rise and progress of an American State . History of Washington., III, p. 513. Barry M. Gough, The Royal Navy and the Northwest Coast, p. 90.
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Normandie (1)
The NORMANDIE was a three-masted, square-rigged sailing ship built in Hartford, Connecticut, by L. Smith, in 1833; 500 tons, 130 feet 6 inches x 29 feet x 14 feet 6 inches (length x beam x depth of hold); according to a contemporary account, her cabin was "in cream color, polished and ornamented with gold". From 1834 to 1837 she served in the Havre Old Line (later: Union Line) of New York-Le Havre packets, during which period her average westward passage was 37 days (shortest passage, 26 days; longest passage, 48 days). From 1837 onwards she was a transient, sailing between New York and New Orleans, and New York and Liverpool; she last arrived at New York out of Newcastle, England, in September 1844. In December 1844 she "went missing" on a journey from Liverpool to New York [Robert Greenhalgh Albion, Square-Riggers on Schedule; The New York Sailing Packets to England, France, and the Cotton Ports (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1938), pp. 97, 213-214, 284-285].
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Normandie (2)
Further to the correspondence on the "La Normandie". She was the first ship of it's class and the only one built outside France. It was originally intended to name her "Ville de New York" but she was launched as the "Normandie". The prefix "La" was added to her name about four years later to bring her into line with the other mail steamers. When she ran her speed trials, she attained 17.25 knots - well in excess of the required speed. When she went into service, the harbour at Havre wasn't deep enough for her and she was specially fitted so that she could take on ballast aft while at sea to increase the efficiency of her screw. She ran without incident until January 1891 when she rammed and sank the Havre tug "Abeille" with the loss of six of the tug's crew. >From 1900 - 1912 she was used on the West Indies service and in August 1912 was sold for L22,500 to the Forth Shipbreaking Co. and broken up.
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Normandie (3)
NORMANDIE, 79,280 tons, maiden voyage in 1935, one of the outstanding ocean liners of all time, and the only French holder of the "Blue Riband". This vessel was laid up at New York in August 1939, at the beginning of World War II, and was seized by U.S. authorities when the U.S. entered the war in December 1941. She was gutted by fire and sank on 9 February 1942, as she was being outfitted, as the LAFAYETTE, for duties as a troop-carrier. She was eventually refloated, but in December 1946 was towed to Newark, New Jersey, and scrapped.
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Normannia
See AUGUSTA VICTORIA.
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