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SS FRANCE/BLUE LADY

Good bye Blue lady, last rememberance of a fine liner especially when she was The France, in my opinion the finest ever liner

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It is sad indeed, but we have to move on. One of the reasons the UK is no longer a force to be reckoned with in the shipping stakes.

We have to move with the times, like it or not.

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Kelgels,

Star Cruises did actually try to flog her to a trading buyer, but no candidate could actually pay up when push came to shove, so in the end they had to sell her for scrap, like any normal shipping line would.

Brgds.
Ralph
 

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I just hope the SS United States isnt next. The Big U is owned by NCL (owned by Star Cruises) which also owned the Norway. Fortunately, there does seem to be more interest in the Big U than there was in the former France.
 

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Its a terrible sight, so sad to see her like this. Two of the finest liners in my opinion,that should have been saved ie preserved, were the SS France and the SS United States. The only consolation is that I have memories of them when they were on the liner trade and had seen both of the at full speed at sea and when berthed in port, mainly New York.
If one was in view of their berths in New York it was normal for the whole ships company to view them as they arrived or departed, perhaps that was the greatest respect that could be afforded to them.
 

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