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  • The Bonesaw ..
    The Bonesaw ..  8 hours back

    14:50 -- At a cost of $60,000,000 in 1932, the Normandie would cost $1.1 billion today.

    • Robert Camacho
      Robert Camacho  10 hours back

      I'm from Long Beach California..
      Every day I can see it.. It makes me glad IT'S here.. And ones a year I go on it.. Long live Queen Mary

      • Erik Swiger
        Erik Swiger  13 hours back

        I worked on the Queen Mary in 1985, on a restaurant on the stern of the ship. Walked her length, too, I'm forever in love with that beautiful old boat. Thank you for showing me her history.

        • Vir Quisque Vir
          Vir Quisque Vir  1 days back

          Normandie: "The world was never meant for one as beautiful as you." From Don McLean's Starry, Starry Night, ode to Vincent van Gogh.

          • Brian Bellia
            Brian Bellia  2 days back

            My God, these things are beautiful!

            Such a tragedy that a treasure like the Normandie was lost.
            The Normandie along with San Francisco's Goldengate Bridge were two of the most beautiful things ever created. Both in the 1930s - what a decade for design.

            • Hannodb1961
              Hannodb1961  2 days back

              I wanted to say: "What a magical time it was" - only to be reminded it was the time of the Depression and the rise of Fascism. It's almost as if these two magnificent ships existed in a universe of their own.


              The French recaptured their lost glory in the SS France, built in the 1970's and she too was a beautiful ship - I would argue the last beautiful ship before the modern monstrosities took over. Unfortunately, she was build in a time when there was no demand for her, and she too was first sold off, defaced with a hideous block of decks above her bridge, and finally sold as scrap.

              • Hannodb1961
                Hannodb1961  2 days back

                The Normandie is one the most underrated ships in liner history - what a beauty she was.

                • stephen odell
                  stephen odell  2 days back

                  The french were smart to fund the ship when every one was shutting their volts. When there is a depression every man who works gets a pay check then buy first for their needs then more. Every thing they take off theshelf has to be replaced making work for more.

                  • Searb reath
                    Searb reath  3 days back

                    The USS Nimitz does 45 knots. Faster with the wind behind her.

                    • Searb reath
                      Searb reath  2 days back

                      @William Jones-Halibut If it only goes 31.5 knots, why can it pass any other ship in the CSG? Even the DDG's.

                    • William Jones-Halibut
                      William Jones-Halibut  2 days back

                      Unless you have a security clearance or the Nimitz has 780,000hp instead of 260,000hp I would say its closer to the official 31.5 knots.

                  • kokot sity
                    kokot sity  3 days back

                    US Navy at its best of destroying. Poor ol' Normandie. Heil USSA destroyer of the world.

                    • Roger Wells
                      Roger Wells  3 days back

                      get a life make money every 666666666 min

                      • Robert Mcgee
                        Robert Mcgee  4 days back

                        To me, speed in the air is way more important than speed on a luxury ship! Why be in a hurry to end the party?

                        • Ed Jack
                          Ed Jack  4 days back

                          28:25 Mention of the Titanic

                          • NaYawkr
                            NaYawkr  4 days back

                            The SS United States sits unwanted, rusting to death in Philadelphia., and that is the current holder of the Blue Ribbon. Stripped, propellerless, and destined to never sail under her own power ever again, she is the last of the Ocean Liners.

                            • Brent Fairlie
                              Brent Fairlie  2 days back

                              She is not the last of the ocean liners at all. Cunard would have a thing or two to say about that. QE2. QV.QM2 and QE.

                            • Reggie Masanque
                              Reggie Masanque  3 days back

                              Hope fully she doesnt end up in the scrap yard

                          • Ed Jack
                            Ed Jack  4 days back

                            Of all people someone that beard the name Vladimir fled Communist Russia

                            • scott left
                              scott left  4 days back

                              There was nothing quite like seeing friends off on those old ships with big smoke stacks, belching smoke and foghorn trumpet sounds, while waving and still being joined by streamers....memories don't equel the sense and smell,

                              • Enzo Prosciutto
                                Enzo Prosciutto  4 days back

                                I don't get it, they said Germany was about to start war yet Great Britain Declared war on Germany not the other way around. Just like they blamed Germany for starting World War I

                                • MonkeyBoyDrinksVat69
                                  MonkeyBoyDrinksVat69  3 days back

                                  @Enzo Prosciutto In very simplistic terms you could say it was to do with alliances; prior to WW1 France was allied with Russia, no doubt to deter the Germans. The Russians supported the Serbians, the Germans supported the Austro-Hungarians; so when Archduke Ferdinand was killed it provided an opportunity for the Austo-Hungarians to attack it's rival Serbia. However like falling dominos that meant war with Russia on Serbias side, so the Germans came in on Austro-Hungarians side, which meant they were now also at war with Russia and her allies inc France, so therefore war with France. Germans attack France via Belgium (because it's there and in the way), British threaten Germans to defend Belgian neutrality ( see previous several hundred years of back and forth border disputes and everyone fighting each other), hence war with zee Germans.
                                  All a bit odd as in the previous 100 years before that it was the Brits and Germans against the French, the French against the Russians; then the Brits, French and Russians against the Islamic Ottomans occupying parts of Romania , Bulgaria & Greece.(they never did quite get around to taking back Constantinople). Then the British & French + the Ottomans against the Russians (Crimea)...

                                • Enzo Prosciutto
                                  Enzo Prosciutto  3 days back

                                  MonkeyBoyDrinksVat69 do u no why the Attacked France in wwI and Poland in ww2

                                • MonkeyBoyDrinksVat69
                                  MonkeyBoyDrinksVat69  4 days back

                                  Enzo Prosciutto WW2: Germany invaded Poland, both GB and France were allied with Poland. The Germans were told that if they invaded then a state of War would exist, they did it anyway etc etc
                                  WW1: the Germans declared war on France, and invaded Belgium (a neutral country), the British told them to get out of Belgium, they didn't etc etc

                              • Take the red pill
                                Take the red pill  5 days back

                                The Titanic was sunk on purpose to kill those aboard who opposed the “federal” “reserve” scam.

                                • Rich H
                                  Rich H  5 days back

                                  It’s NOT “oceans” liners; it’s ocean liners. The word ocean should not have an “s” at the end. Learn how to spell.

                                  • SS-TV Obersturmbannführer Max Max

                                    Am wish there still have ocean liner

                                    • D Lamb
                                      D Lamb  5 days back

                                      Look at Celebrity Eclipse if you want to see a piece of maritime magnificence!!???

                                    • Chris Creaser
                                      Chris Creaser  5 days back

                                      Why Can't scientists/engineers invent a Cure for "Chronic Fatigue Syndrom"/Fibromyalgia + Alzheimers/dementia????.... :(

                                      • mike archer
                                        mike archer  5 days back

                                        I give up...because of the Queen Mary?

                                    • Chris Martin
                                      Chris Martin  5 days back

                                      If you think it was cheep mosy only got paid a dollar for 12 hrs not so cheep

                                    • GOTCHA18
                                      GOTCHA18  5 days back

                                      I did see the capsized Normandie when I was very young in the New York harbor..
                                      However, this video is incomplete. The fastest ship to cross the Atlantic was the the SS United States breaking all records for the fastest ship averaging 34.51 knots. It's presently docked in Philadelphia and though a rusting hulk, still shows it's sleek design.

                                      • GOTCHA18
                                        GOTCHA18  5 days back

                                        @mike archer No.

                                      • mike archer
                                        mike archer  5 days back

                                        incomplete because IT IS ABOUT 2 SHIPS NOT EVERY SHIP. Might as well rag on 'Avengers' for not having Superman in it, no?

                                    • K Ehland
                                      K Ehland  5 days back

                                      Despite the rivalry, the SS United States took the Blue Riband title from Queen Mary and Normandie and now remains docked in Philadelphia. Too bad the Normandie couldn't be saved.

                                      • Kormasa Sawoe
                                        Kormasa Sawoe  5 days back

                                        HEY YOU FORGOT TITANIC

                                        • Chad Simmons
                                          Chad Simmons  6 days back

                                          I can only imagine sitting on board one of these vessels, looking at the splendid food & surroundings, knowing people were starving in the dirty city streets, without a penny to their name because the gov invested in a luxury-liner, instead of them

                                          • Mike LoVetere
                                            Mike LoVetere  6 days back

                                            I saw the Queen Mary in Long Beach, California...Amazing ship, but I'd of rather seen the Normandie...

                                            • Mike LoVetere
                                              Mike LoVetere  4 days back

                                              @Mirza Ahmed It's abbreviated for I WOULD of rather seen the Normandie, Not I would have of.. What language are you speaking?

                                            • Mirza Ahmed
                                              Mirza Ahmed  5 days back

                                              I'd have, not I'd of.

                                          • Mike LoVetere
                                            Mike LoVetere  6 days back

                                            You can keep the blue ribbon...we'll just take all the business and make money for the White Star Line....

                                            • Stephane eternelle-vie

                                              I dont understand a thing what this man is saying

                                              • alexandreintouch
                                                alexandreintouch  7 days back

                                                Le Normandie was just stunning , no ship ever compared !

                                                • Frank Sells
                                                  Frank Sells  7 days back

                                                  The stupid French sank their own ship not the Germans, figures.

                                                  • alexandreintouch
                                                    alexandreintouch  7 days back

                                                    Americans did ...moron ! happened in New York ....do not hear well English ...!?!?!

                                                • Daniel Coetzee
                                                  Daniel Coetzee  7 days back

                                                  So troops crossing the Atlantic in the Queen Mary storm Normandie Beach on D-Day...! Irony!

                                                  • Daniel Coetzee
                                                    Daniel Coetzee  7 days back

                                                    Only for the rich and the very rich. Poor taxpayers foot the bill...!
                                                    And all the poor people sing it's praises!

                                                    • Robert Mcgee
                                                      Robert Mcgee  4 days back

                                                      Daniel Coetzee gave the poor something to strive for! Still does today.

                                                  • Serban Diuligher
                                                    Serban Diuligher  7 days back

                                                    Germany would've crushed England like a stinky bug without a problem and that would've been beneficent for today's Europe.... Unfortunately, history turned out to be different. Too bad.

                                                    • foot in mouth
                                                      foot in mouth  1 weeks back

                                                      The Normandie was so much more beautiful than the Queen Mary, both great ships, but that, I don't know what? about the French styling.

                                                    • General Obi Wan Kenobi
                                                      General Obi Wan Kenobi  1 weeks back

                                                      Normandie had the far more efficient hull form and Queen Mary had the much more powerful turbines. So much more powerful that in order to match and just break Normandie's top speed record, it needed 20-25% more horsepower. Imagine if Normandie had been given Queen Mary's powerplant or QM given Normandie's below the waterline hull form.

                                                      • William Jones-Halibut
                                                        William Jones-Halibut  2 days back

                                                        The pace had been set by the Germans with the SS Bremen and her sister ship the SS Europa. These were the first ocean liners to have a bulbous bow and due to the efficiency they upped the transatlantic cross speed from the 24 knots of the Mauritania to 27.83 knots. This allowed the German line to use only 2 ships instead of 3 to provide a weekly service.
                                                        Nomandie took the Blue Riband record at 30.14 knots then RMS Queen Mary by a little over 30.14 knot. From what I can surmise however Neither the SS Nomandie or the RMS Queen Mary operated much fast than the 27 knots of the SS Bremen in normal service. Design speeds were 29.5 (Normandie) and 28.5 (Queen Mary). Fuel efficiency matters. AFAIK the SS Bremen was 65% of the size of the French and British ship.

                                                    • General Obi Wan Kenobi
                                                      General Obi Wan Kenobi  1 weeks back

                                                      Did he say "It was only sissies that thought about health and safety?" hahahahaha

                                                      • General Obi Wan Kenobi
                                                        General Obi Wan Kenobi  1 weeks back

                                                        That Art Deco. Every time I see it now I think of Bioshock and Bioshock 2.

                                                        • Mike James
                                                          Mike James  1 weeks back

                                                          I do hate this channel's insistence on an advert every few minutes. I find I can't watch, despite finding the content interesting.

                                                        • Ruirodtube
                                                          Ruirodtube  1 weeks back

                                                          All those things were fine and well, but did they have Wifi onboard? 😂

                                                          • Bernard Lemay
                                                            Bernard Lemay  1 weeks back

                                                            The fact that we use a different unit of speed for things on water (knots) just baffles me. Is there a good reason other than old maritime customs?

                                                            • foot in mouth
                                                              foot in mouth  1 weeks back

                                                              This could get confusing, 1 Knot is = to 1 minute of distance of the circumference of the world. About 1.15 Mph. 1/60th of a degree per hour, I warned you :)

                                                            • Shelby Sawyer
                                                              Shelby Sawyer  1 weeks back

                                                              @Ruirodtube ah yes i remember now. Stupid me i should know this since i spent three years in the Sea Cadets.

                                                            • Ruirodtube
                                                              Ruirodtube  1 weeks back

                                                              Bernard Lemay, sail ships measured their speed by throwing onto the water a ‘parachute’ tied to a rope spaced with real knots and counted the knots per unit of time to obtain the speed in... knots 😂

                                                            • Shelby Sawyer
                                                              Shelby Sawyer  1 weeks back

                                                              Yeah. it's a delineation more than anything. Cool tachi btw

                                                          • John Tait
                                                            John Tait  1 weeks back

                                                            An absolutely fascinating documentary. Thank you.

                                                            • Joseph Tabar
                                                              Joseph Tabar  1 weeks back

                                                              Just like swimming pools, oceans must have liners to keep the water in place or there would be six feet of mud everywhere and there isn't enough boots to go around..... Think about that for a while. 👋😂👋

                                                              • Robert Tinsley
                                                                Robert Tinsley  1 weeks back

                                                                Took me a bit to realize they were saying blue riband and not blue ribbon.

                                                                • Mark Alexander
                                                                  Mark Alexander  6 days back

                                                                  I also understood it to be a blue ribbon. Obviously I am the same sort of dunce as you are. I wonder if together we might match Mr. Tabar's obviously superior intellect?

                                                                • Robert Tinsley
                                                                  Robert Tinsley  7 days back

                                                                  @Joseph Tabar Thanks for understanding Joe, you're a prince among men.

                                                                • Laura Harris
                                                                  Laura Harris  7 days back

                                                                  @Joseph Tabar Your lack of grace is stunning.

                                                                • Joseph Tabar
                                                                  Joseph Tabar  1 weeks back

                                                                  That's brave of you to admit publicly your a bit slower on your feet because one foot is dragging causing you to mentally walk in circles. We understand....

                                                              • loszhor
                                                                loszhor  1 weeks back

                                                                Classy!~ Thanks for uploading.

                                                                • Gary Mckee
                                                                  Gary Mckee  1 weeks back

                                                                  Style that is something that is missing in today's ships,vehicles and buildings.

                                                                  • Joseph Tabar
                                                                    Joseph Tabar  1 weeks back

                                                                    That's the truth. There is no artistic style today. Companies are to damn greedy for that to happen. That's why I like you boats!!! 🤣

                                                                • nick schnarr
                                                                  nick schnarr  1 weeks back

                                                                  I have in a collection of beautiful paper memorabilia pertaining to Cunard White Star liners . I am lucky to have these menu's time tables and other wonders from the Lythoia,Scythia circa 51.I enjoyed this doc. and this is so cool when dreams are actually realized and deeply appreciated .THANK YOU.P.S. As with all my comments no one gets to read my input as I am only responded to by bots. My comments are kept from the eyes of the public and the minds.The world is changing so fast that I will be stopped should I dare attempt to share ideas that contravenes the narrative being pulled over our minds.