On 29 October Normandie was launched in front of spectators. Three years later, in she entered service as the largest and fastest passenger ship afloat and she is still the most powerful steam turbo-electric-propelled passenger ship ever built.
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One unrepeatable sight: 3 of the last true liners built in the History after the world war, before leave the place to the modern "boxes for cruises", all together in new York port. From the upper: France, Queen Elizabeth 2 and Michelangelo.
Towering above the King George V drydock at Southampton is the gigantic hull of the Cunard-White Star liner Queen Mary, outlined by the night sky by floodlights as she undergoes a six week overhaul and renovation.
The SS Rex was an Italian ocean liner launched in The Rex was the larger running mate of the Conte di Savoia. On September 28 1944 Rex was hit by 123 rockets by the RAF that set her ablaze for 4 days causing her to capsize and sink in shallow water.