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SS France – SS Norway

Blue Lady

 

Page Three - Interiors

 

Photographs taken on the Blue Lady late 2006

 

Updated July 2007

 

A sad and lonely looking SS Norway, ex France

I received a CD containing 154 photographs taken by a dear friend of mine whilst he boarded SS Blue Lady late 2006 and I have placed those online I found to be significant. This special photo album is spread over three pages. I am sure each page will sadden us all for it is hard to see this once magnificent liner in this tragic state. All images were originally in 3072 X 2304 pixels, but I have reduced them to 550 X 413 pixels in order not to overload these pages. In addition, as conditions on board were far from ideal I had to adjusted many in order to try and make them as clear as it is possible, although not always totally successful, but I have included some anyway as they need to be seen!

We know that NCL removed many valuable items from the Norway whilst she was in Bremerhaven, but now many items have been stacked up on Promenade Deck ready to be taken off the ship as soon as she receives clearance. Cabins have been plundered and are in a mess as the photographs attest to. Although nothing has (officially) been removed from the ship to date as the court forbids removal at this time. I am sure Mr. Metha of Priya Blue is awaiting the outcome of the court and is ready to remove all items which have already been purchased on the basis if permission is granted to break here up. However, I have been told by my source that certain items may have met a magician since his last visit to the ship, if we get the drift!

PLEASE NOTE: Unless marked otherwise, all photographs on these three pages are copyright 2006/2007 and owned by Reuben Goossens of ssMaritime.com. These photographs are NOT to be copied or reproduced, be it for personal or any media source. However, upon request I may be able to give permission for a specific photo. Use email address at bottom of page.

PS: Since the above I have received further photographs taken on the ship in 2007. I have included some of these on these three pages. Again, the photographer is very sensitive and wishes to keep his identity confidential and has given me full ownership and copyright over these photographs.

Sadly the ship is now well on the way to being broken up and we say Au Revoir SS France, SS Norway!

Reuben Goossens

Maritime Historian

Founder of Save a Classic Liner Campaign

 

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Looking aft along the Lifeboats

 

Her pool and aft decks are now deserted

 

Passage to accommodations

 

One of the many substantial suites

 

 

Cabins, staterooms and suites have been turned upside down just to find items of value to sell

 

 

 

 

  

Main entrance to the Windward Restaurant

 

 

Above and Below: A range of murals are found in the Restaurants and lounges

It needs to be noted that NCL/Star Cruises removed the original murals for the Restaurants and replaced them with identical copies

Thus, those offered on sale online are NOT genuine!

 

 A copy of the original mural

 

 

 

I believe the above is an original 

 

The Galley: This used to be a hive of activity turning over thousands of meals per day

 

 

Above and Below: Leeward Restaurant

 

 

 

Starboard Main Turbine control panel

 

Using a little clever battery operated lighting we see a rare sight the starboard propeller shaft

 

A sad feeling came over me as I was ready to leave this magnificent liner. Will I ever see her again?

 

Her proud funnels stand tall

 

She was given the name Blue Lady, symbolically a name of death and destruction

For us she will always be the great SS Norway & SS France!

 

All photographs on this page are copyright 2007 Reuben Goossens of ssMaritime.com or as marked - they may NOT be copied and/or reproduced by any means, be it for personal or any other media. However, upon request, where possible, I may give permission to use the requested photograph/s.

 

 

Go to Alang photo pages: One & Two

 

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SS France – Norway Index

Page One SS France

Page Two SS Norway

Page Three SS Norway – Blue Lady

Page Four Norway Deck Plan

Photo QE2 passes the Norway

Photo Photographer Don Tremain presents his experience and four photographs

Photo Norway in Bremerhaven

Photo Norway Departs Bremerhaven 23 May 2005

Photo A series of photographs of SS Blue Lady in Alang

Article “Surreal times on the SS France” by Patrick Jackson

Article Chic ship too toxic for scrapping” by Justin Huggler

 

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I trust you have enjoyed reading this page on this fine and much loved passenger liner. If you have sailed on her I would like to hear from you, and if you have any photographs I would greatly appreciate some, especially those of the interiors and out on deck. Email Me!

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Photographs on ssmaritime and associate pages are: 1. By the author. 2. From the author’s private collection. 3. As provided by Shipping Companies and private photographers or collectors. Credit is given to all contributors. However, there are photographs provided to me without details provided regarding the photographer concerned. I hereby invite if owners of these images would be so kind to make them-selves known to me, that due credit may be given. I know what it is like, I have seen a multitude of my own photographs on other sites, yet they either refuse to give me credit and even refuse to remove them, knowing full well that there is no legal comeback when it comes to the net. However, let us show the charlatans up and do the right thing at all times and give credit where credit is due! Note: I do not credit those who send me photos as they are not the owners of the photographs concerned, unless the image is part of their private collection.

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