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  • #31
    I would be more than happy to do that since Jan has been most helpful with a project that Im involved with.

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    • #32
      NOT to be sold for scrap!!!!!...

      http://www.maritimematters.com/shipnews.html

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      • #33
        That's such awesome news! I'm so happy to hear that!!! I don't want to see this beauty end up like the Norway! She should be preserved! This is such great news

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        • #34
          New trailer for the movie "Lady in Waiting" has been launched...

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          • #35
            This is how we all would like to see her again:

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            • #36
              Oooooooooutstanding!!!!
              Infamy, Infamy.... They've got it in for me! Said The Laughing Assassin.

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              • #37
                That is indeed an outstanding image!

                Love the clarity and detail.

                Could this image have been taken at the start of her career sometime since she looks so sparkling new?

                Another extremely interesting aspect of this image and ship is how the wake along the ship-side runs: a very narrow band of turbulence and that it doesn't seem to leave the shipside before the stern arrives. A clear indication that the hull is optimized and streamlined: so as the ship is built for high speed and incredible efficiency. We could see the same thing when the Norway (France) made speed.

                Compare this image to one of the modern cruise liners: you will find a lot of turbulence along the hull, a wide band of it, and you will also notice that the waves created by the ship leaves the ship side at much larger angles.
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                • #38
                  What a ***y ship!

                  Long, low lines and hardley a straight line. No flat sides like a car carrier with balconies stuck on the side.

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                  • #39
                    Dane--"***y" is the first word that came to MY mind as well.

                    Now THAT. IS. A. SHIP!

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                    • #40
                      I find myself returning to this image over and over again: it is one of the very best images I have ever seen of this wonderful creation and vessel.
                      With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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                      • #41
                        I can only agree with all the comments about that fantastic photo of her.
                        Looking at her racing through the water in her prime makes it so hard to believe that she is now in such a state. Seems almost unreal that it is the same ship.
                        How was something as great as that left to rot for so long? It gives me the inclination to find out more about the years that immediately followed her retirement from service. Just seems so unreal that she was simply tied up and forgotten about. She is like a ship lost in time.

                        I wonder if i would be right in guessing that maybe the secrets regarding her propulsion may have had something to do with her not finding a brighter future earlier on? Could those secrets have prevented her being sold on for somesort of future use?
                        Your charts, your radar, your eyes and ears - if all 4 agree, you may proceed with caution.

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                        • #42
                          Hmm, the sad but true answer is that she has been left to rot as she is such a great and famous ship. If she wan't she would have been scrapped long ago.
                          I mean, I would have given a lot to allow the France/Norway to rot for years rather than being gone forever. :-(

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                          • #43
                            Originally posted by Schreihals View Post
                            Hmm, the sad but true answer is that she has been left to rot as she is such a great and famous ship. If she wan't she would have been scrapped long ago.
                            I mean, I would have given a lot to allow the France/Norway to rot for years rather than being gone forever. :-(
                            I think you are very correct, I think her name and history is the only thing that as kept her away from the scrappers. I wonder how long the S.S France would have survived if she had not been bought and converted into the Norway?
                            Your charts, your radar, your eyes and ears - if all 4 agree, you may proceed with caution.

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                            • #44
                              That's a good question! I think probably longer. Or she wouldn't even have survived the 80s. Who knows...
                              I know that it's highly repetitive but there hasn't been a single day - since the first awful Alang pics have surfaced - I haven't thought of the France/Norway being sad and still unable to realize that she is really gone.

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                              • #45
                                I think she, the France, might have been scrapped or reused as some kind of accommodation.

                                It's just a guess though, but she had also spent some considerable time laid up already. A few more years, and I don't think she would have had a chance to re-enter service again. Her steam plant would, if she had been purchased a few years later, most likely have been scraped I would guess.
                                With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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