This is a snapshot of the Ile De France taken in July, 1949, a few days after the ship had completed her first postwar voyage to New York. The ship was returned to peacetime service following a long 2 year restoration at the hands of her builders at Saint Nazaire. The two sporty new funnels and ta
The aging Ile De France is seen returning to New York with 753 survivors from the sunken Italian Liner Andrea Doria, on the morning of July 26th, 1956. The great French Liner was less than two years away from her own, well-earned retirement.
Undocking at New York 1950s the illustrious Ile gets a nudge towards the bay and the open seas.
Looks to be a Piaseki H-21 helicopter at her stern - any idea of the ship in background... or for that matter... what ship the photagrapher was on?
Ile de France. Launched 1926 at the Penhoet Shipyard for French Line, 43,548grt. Named for the north-central region of France of which Paris is the capital. She remained in service until 1959.
Here with three funnels, she would later have but two.