Normandie Burns in New York Smoke Over Manhattan 9th February
Normandie was considered by many to be the most elegant ocean liner ever built and burned during the conversion of the New York harbor into an Allied troop ship. Built in France in the early 1930s, Normandy dominated the transatlantic passenger trade on that day. The first major liner in less than four days across the Atlantic, it's superior engineering beyond only its design excellence. The distinctive sailboat bow of the 1,000-foot boat is immediately recognizable, and its well-designed architecture and decorate the modern style.
The United States entered the Second World War, it was the US Navy occupied the Allied war effort, and renamed the United States of America. Lafayette. However, on February 9, 1942 - just a few days before the completion of the army - a welder accidentally burned a flammable life-saving device with a touch, and the next morning the ship collapsed in the harbor and an internal organ was destroyed. It was later towed to Naze to New Jersey and scrapped.
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