The British Empire and its effect on Plymouth

The Normandie in Plymouth Sound

Large ocean liners like the Normandie were regularly seen coming into Plymouth Sound. This picture shows the Blue Riband holder Normandie at Plymouth in June 1935. She would usually start in Le Havre and stop off in Plymouth or Southampton to pick up more passengers and mail before going on to New York. Passengers could alight here in the tenders that operated out of Millbay Dock and the ship could take on fresh produce for the last time before continuing with its journey across the Atlantic Ocean.

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by Stephen Luscombe