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NORWAY's inaugural visit
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No: 14592   Contributor: Paul Strathdee   Year: 1980   Manufacturer: Chantiers de l'Atlantique, St. Nazaire, France   Country: United Kingdom
NORWAY's inaugural visit

Former French liner FRANCE arriving at Southampton in May 1980 from Germany where she was converted following her sale to Norwegian owners and renaming to NORWAY.
Built by Chantiers d'Atlantique at St Nazaire in 1962 she went to Alang breakers as BLUE LADY in 2006.
Picture added on 25 May 2010 at 06:59
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Many thanks Paul for this picture.
Bringing back some memories when I saw France in Le Havre in 1976, was at that time moored besides an oil refinery, and waiting for a buyer, it was a sad sight.
Later in 1979 France left Le Havre and the French were crying.
When Captain Petre (France's Captain for years) was asked if he feels sad about the departure, he replied "in a way yes, however I prefer to see France sail again, even with another name; rather that to see her rotten in Le Havre!"
Jacques PETER

Added by Jacques PETER on 30 May 2010.
Yes indeed she got many more years from that.

Added by Paul Strathdee on 30 May 2010.
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