Souvenir Number - SS Normandie - June 1935


Front Cover, SS Normandie Souvenir Number. The Shipbuilder and Marine Engine Builder, June 1935.

Front Cover, SS Normandie Souvenir Number. The Shipbuilder and Marine Engine Builder, June 1935. QTSS Normandie, 79,000 Tons Gross, 160,000 Horsepower, Turbo-Electrically Propelled for the French Line Compagnie Générale Transatlantique, Ltd. GGA Image ID # 20b4d34399


Synopsis: The Owners of the "Normandie"; The Builders of the "Normandie"; Extension of Port Facilities; The Design—General and Structural; The Building of the Hull; The Launch and Completion of the Ship, Construction of the Cradle General Equipment; Main Propelling Machinery; Auxiliary Electric-Generating Plant; Condenser Equipment and Feed Circuits; Steam-generating Installation; General Auxiliary Machinery; Auxiliary Electrical Services; Passengers', Officers' and Crew's Accommodation; Passenger Services; Protection against Fire; The Trial Trip and Maiden Voyage of the "Normandie"; Hundreds of Photos, Illustrations, Schematics, and More.


Table of Contents



The "Normandie" at Sea (Coloured Plate)

M. William Bertrand (Ministre de la Marine Marchande) (Portrait)

M. André Haarbleicher (Ingénieur Général du Génie Maritime) (Portrait)

Foreword.—By M. William Bertrand (Ministre de la Marine Marchande)

Chapter I.—The Owners of the " Normandie "—Early History — Twentieth Century Progress — Present Services—The Present Personnel (with Portraits of Gouverneur-Général Olivier, M. Henri Cangar del, M. Jean Marie, M. Paid Romano, M. Jacques Boivin- Champeaux, M. Raoul Banet- Rivet, M. Alfred Houssaye, M. Pierre de Malglaive, M. Arthur Mérot du Barré and M. René Thomain, and other six Illustrations)

Chapter II.—The Builders of the " Normandie "—Nineteenth Century Construction at Penhoët—Twentieth Century Construction at Penhoët—Naval Construction—Layout and Equipment of the Penhoët Shipyard and Engine Works—Chantier de Normandie—The Present Personnel (with Portraits of M. René Fould, M. André Lévy, M. Marius Olive, M. Henri Maroger, M. Fernand Coqueret, M. J. Pinczon, M. P. Conard, M. G. Papaud, M. A. Sée, M.J. Caldaguès and M. L. Lavallée, and other six Illustrations)

Chapter III.—Extension of Port Facilities—The Construction of the New Lock-dock at Saint Nazaire — The Work of the Port of Bordeaux Dredgers at Saint Nazaire—Extensions at the Port of Havre (with 10 Illustrations)

Chapter IV.—The Design—General and Structural—Model Experiments — Propeller Experiments — General Arrangement—.Structural Design—Local Strength—Steel Weight (with four Folding Plates and nine other Illustrations)

Chapter V.—The Building of the Hull—The Preparation of the Berth—Progress of Construction—Riveting and Welding—Hull Castings (with 21 Illustrations)

Chapter VI.—The Launch and Completion of the Ship-Construction of the Cradle—Greasing the Ways— Releasing Gear—Checking Arrangements—Launching Operations—Fitting Out (with 11 Illustrations)

Chapter VII.—General Equipment—Anchors, Cables, etc.—Deck Machinery—Steering Gear—Deck Cranes— Life-saving equipment—Watertight Doors—Ventilation and Heating—Ventilation of the First-class Dining Saloon—Refrigerating Arrangements—Navigating Equipment — Wireless Equipment — Deck Coverings—Miscellaneous (with 21 Illustrations)

Chapter VIII.—Main Propelling Machinery—Preliminary Considerations — General Characteristics — Main Steam Turbines—Main Alternators—Main Propulsion Motors—Excitation Sets for the Propulsion Motors and Turbo-alternators — Control and Regulating Switchgear—Excitation Circuits—Propellers—Lubrication of Principal Machinery Units (until Portraits of M. Ernest Mercier, M. BelfUs, M. Koch and M. Suet, two Folding Plates, and other 32 Illustrations)

Chapter IX.—Auxiliary Electric -generating Plant —Auxiliary D.-C. Turbo-generators—Emergency Dieselgenerators (with six Illustrations)

Chapter X.—Condenser Equipment and Feed Circuits (with 12 Illustrations)

Chapter XI.—Steam-generating Installation—Main and Auxiliary Boilers, etc.—Steam Piping, etc.—Insulation—Ventilation, etc., of the Engine and Boiler- rooms (with one Folding Plate and other 15 Illustrations)

Chapter XII.—General Auxiliary Machinery—Refrigerating Machinery—Bilge and Ballast-pumping Equipment —Fan Motors

Chapter XIII.—Auxiliary Electrical Services—Description of the Various Sources of Electricity—General Distribution—Austin Constant-current System for Deck Manoeuvring Machinery (with eight Illustrations)

Chapter XIV.—Passengers', Officers' and Crew's Accommodation—First-class Public Rooms and Staterooms —Tourist-class Public Rooms and Staterooms— Third-class Public Rooms and Cabins—Officers' and Crew's Accommodation—General Details of Accommodation Outfit and Equipment (with four Coloured Plates and other 50 Illustrations)

Chapter XV. — Passenger Services — Culinary - service Departments—Medical Service—Printing Shop— Hairdressing Saloons—Shops, etc.—Elevators and Service Lifts—Drinking Water—Water Supply— Sewage Disposal (with three Illustrations)

Chapter XVI.—Protection against Fire — Experimental Work — Scheme of Subdivision — Use of Noncombustible Materials — Arrangement of General Services—Arrangements for Fire Detection—Fire- extinguishing Equipment— Arrangements for Evacuation of Passengers (with five Illustrations)

Chapter XVII.—The Trial Trip and Maiden Voyage of the " Normandie " (with Portraits of Commander René Pugnei, Assistant Commander Pierre Thor eux, Chief Engineer Jean Hazard and Chief Purser Henri Villar, and other four Illustrations)


Library of Congress Catalog Listing

  • Title: Normandie : the world's largest liner : quadruple-screw turbo-electric North Atlantic steamship / / the French Line, Compagnie Generale Transatlantique.
  • Other Title: Q.T.S.S. Normandie French Line
  • Names: Compagnie générale transatlantique, Kemble, John Haskell, 1912-1990, CSmH., 1912-1990, Kemble, John Haskell, 1912-1990, CSmH., donor
  • Online version: Compagnie générale transatlantique. Normandie. London : Shipbuilder Press, 1935
  • Created / Published: London : Shipbuilder Press, 1935.
  • Headings: Normandie (Steamship), Steamboats--North Atlantic Ocean, Ocean liners--North Atlantic Ocean
  • Notes: "Souvenir number of the Shipbuilder and Marine engine-builder, June, 1935."; ESL shelf mark: 629.123 sh 6q
  • Medium: 154 p., 12 leaves of col. plates : ill., plans (some folded) ; 34 cm.
  • Call Number: VM383.N6 C65 1935
  • Source Collection: Engineering Societies Library Collection (Library of Congress)
  • Repository: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA
  • Library of Congress Control Number: 2012646670
  • OCLC Number: 32783204


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