A postcard view of the French Line FRANCE at the Columbus Quay, Bremerhaven, Germany taken during the early seventies on one of her few calls to the port as part of an extended trans-Atlantic crossing from New York via Le Havre and Southampton.
French Line FRANCE at the Columbus Quay, Bremerhaven, Germany during the early seventies on one her few calls to the port as part of an extended trans-Atlantic from New York via Le Havre and Southampton.
Norway in a very early morning arrival at Southampton. Her boats are being lowered prior to being removed. The ship was heading up to the drydock. I do not recall when this was but it was around 2002 or 03.
Even though the additional decks did nothing for her looks she still had a majestic aura abou
Aerial shot showing berths in Port de Bouc. Vessels steam in between the breakwaters and go hard to port dropping the offfshore anchor 'underfoot' and full astern. The anchor is 'dredged' as the vessel moves astern to assist the manouver and left down with slack cable once in the berth. This assists
Albert Brenet painted this picture of the France just before her launch, and he painted her 'in situ.' There are photographs takren of him in the act of producing this painting. The sheet of paper he painted her on was much bigger than your screen, and it certainly would not be the right perspective
This picture took some work to repair a lot of damage in the sky, but it cleaned up nicely in the end. It shows the France departing what I believe is a port in Florida in 1970. If anyone recognizes any of the tugs, or possibly the building in the background, the location may be better identified