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Vintage Brochure - CGT French Line - S.S. France - 1912

This is a brochure for the launch of Steamship SS France French Line CGT-produced in 1912 which offers an excellent critique of the book of first class accommodation, services, details of the engine room and boilers, provisions and much more.











Le Paquebot France de la Compagnie Générale Transatlantique


There is little more than seventy-five years a regular service was established between France and the United States. It is, in fact, by 1835, which was organized the first post-boat service between Le Havre and New York using American wooden sailing boats, a maximum tonnage of 450 tons. What a long way since then so close to us indeed, and we now seems to be very distant when contemplating the majestic ship of Compagnie Generale Transatlantique is to provide our merchant marine.

The success of the first attempt encouraged the owners to build ships of greater tonnage. They began to build large yachts of up to 2,000 tons.

The English opened a service between Great Britain and the United States, a regular service was established between Le Havre and New York. On June 24, 1848, the port of Le Havre received the first ship of this service. 11 beat American flag ships.

The French government thought that we can not abandon the foreign monopoly on transatlantic relations. The Maritime Union offered to link France with New York, the Caribbean and Mexico. But, unable to raise the capital necessary, she sold her rights to the Compagnie Generale Maritime, which was to become the Compagnie Generale Transatlantique.

The Convention of 1865 establishes that the vessels of service in New York would have a speed of 11 knots.

Since that historic date, the Compagnie Generale Transatlantique has equipped its line from Havre to New York vessels becoming larger, more comfortable, and faster.

In 1864, Washington had only 107 meters long, 3,300 horsepower and a tonnage of 3,554 tons. America, commissioned in 1873, did not increase power, but its length was increased to 120 meters and its tonnage to 4,636 tons. In 1883, it was Normandy, 144 meters long, 6,500 horsepower and 6,500 tons, and in 1886, Brittany, 155 meters, 9,000 horsepower and 7,315 tons.

Then came the time of the larger ships: in 1891, the steamer La Touraine, 163 meters long, with 9,161 tons and 12,000 horsepower in 1900, Lorraine, 177 meters long, 22,000 horsepower and 11,874 tons in 1906 La Provence, 190 meters long, 30,000 horsepower and 14,744 tons. Finally, in less than three years, the Penhoet, Saint-Nazaire shipyard put in the "France'', 220 meters, 45,000 horsepower and 24,838 tons, a veritable floating city, bringing a high reputation of France . The Easter ship "France" is a marvel. You be the judge. Come join us for the visit.

Le Paquebot "France" a son premier départ pour New York (20 avril 1912)

The steamship France of the Compagnie Generale Transatlantique on its maiden voyage for New York (April 20, 1912).


The train was stopped in front of the Atlantic basin Eure, Havre. The car, a crowd rushes to the vans while the porters rushing ... The first surprise waiting passengers. Instead of the traditional gateway where we hurried to, we see a tent ramp, spacious and very well established. This innovation makes the hour of departure less painful.

It seems that we go and take the train to a next station. It is more of a gap between the continent and still "vale works". And already, before departure, the staff is asserting the interests of the Compagnie Generale Transatlantique to ensure that all its passengers with the most complete amenities, their desire to give them both what we call:

The Comfort individually, the cabin and meals, and general comfort, the liner and in all places.

Salon de l'Appartement de Grand Luxe

Living room of a Luxury Apartment on the S.S. France.


Going deep into the ocean liner. The ship is a maze, a Noah's ark, where it is safe to make a transatlantic crossing; how to find ones cabin in this difficult to recognize maze of corridors and, at least seemingly in the house of a thousand stories? The steward brings you a guide that soon helps you avoid unnecessary strolls.

While through the bridges, your steward leads you to your cabin, perhaps you will ask yourself this question of those who embark on a long journey:

"I'll have a good cabin!" There is no need to worry about today.

All cabins are good aboard the "France".

You will be able to judge:


The Cabin. The liner "France" contains 207 first class cabins and 51 cabins first mixed, distributed among the walkway (73), Principal (109) and senior (25 and 51 mixed). The originality of this particular cabin is in the composition of walls. In the wood was replaced, in most cases, the fibro-cement. As little paint as possible has been used so that - the most significant advantage - no smell emerges from these apartments. The passenger in his cabin will find the charm of his home druing the voyage.

Most of these bunks are stacked and have a classic look! Dainty brass beds have been replaced.

A number of cabins are equipped with two beds, others with one. About forty cabins are equipped with a sofa bed.

Salle 'a Manger de l'Appartement de Grand Luxe.

Dining Room of Luxury apartment.

The various cabins on promenade deck and main deck are decorated in a modern taste, and beautiful ornamentation includes Irises evoking rural subjects, and new wood fuel.

Compagnie Generale Transatlantique has completed these lavish facilities by adding in most cabins, a water closet and a private bathroom. Many of these cabins are also equipped with a toilet. Note that these facilities do not exist on many of the larger ships recently built.

Finally, an electric clock that will each measure at any time, the elapsed time.

Luxury Apartments. Bearing in mind that the line from New York is attended by high society, the Compagnie Générale Transatlantique wanted to do even better. She install four luxury apartments, and a deluxe luxury apartment, which no other liner could currently offer the equivalent.

The grand luxury apartment extends over a length of more than twenty meters to starboard, and includes a living room and gallery deck enclosure.

Salon privé d'un Appartement de Luxe.

Private lounge of a deluxe luxury apartment.

One enters into an ensuite bathroom and toilet that is bright and cheerful, the Executive Board, a large salon Louis XVI, who would not disgrace any of our castles of Touraine. A corridor on which the office opens, connects the lounge and dining room paneled in ash burl, in the purest style of the Empire, and finally at the end of the house, cozy and intimate, a Louis XVI room invites a peaceful rest. This room has, itself, a bathroom and a toilet.

The deluxe luxury apartment can accommodate six people. It contains, in effect, a double bed, a single bed and three sofa beds. No doubt that all the kings of lndustry in the U.S. will vie for the honor of occupying the princely residence of art allied to the most refined tastes.

In contrast to this apartment, the side port, two luxury apartments, less rich but no less enjoyable, have one bedroom with Louis XVI salon directory, the other a bedroom with Louis XVI Louis XV salon , very aristocratic house, and where you will feel much more at home than in hotels, the most significant. Both have bathroom, toilet, closet, all those details of modern living that make it so attractive to us, and dumbwaiters maintain communications with the offices below.

At the front of the promenade deck, two other apartments, decorated, but of lesser importance, have been constructed.

Coin de la Salle à Manger des Premières Classes

Corner of the First Class Dining Room

The Dining Halls. We love happy monumental dining rooms. It seems that digestion should be hampered by the smallness of the premises. A low ceiling does not encourage the appetite. The first class passengers of the "France" will not experience this sensation. Compagnie Generale Transatlantique offers them a real surprise. Imagine a large hall, occupying three decks of the ship. and measuring, therefore, eight meters high. The hall itself is divided into two floors, where 350 passengers can be seated at mealtime.

At the center of the hall, stands a dome that support pilasters. A splendid staircase ensures the connection between the two levels. The decor was borrowed from an old hotel of the Count of Toulouse, whom Robert Decotte decorated (son-in-law of Mansard, the famous architect of the Louvre).

We admire the sculpture of wood, the design of panels, and the powerful colors of the central panel framed by the staircase. The work in warm colors, light, represents the Grace French, and bears the signature of the artist, who was the Key. The same artist painted the ceiling of the dome that evokes, with as much charm as poetry, the major regions of France.

Breaking with the tradition of large tables, the staple of old liners, the Company adopted the fashion of small tables, more family, more intimate, and where one can isolate themselves in the middle of the community.

The offices and kitchens of the palace of Gargantua is located to the immediate rear of the lower dining room, arranged to enable high accuracy and speed in the perfect serving of food to passengers.

Dumbwaiters. For these passengers, and for the breakfast service in the morning, it was established at each bridge a particular office, communicating by lifts and telephones with one of the main offices. This practice is sure to be very popular with passengers.

Finally, for those passengers that cross the sea often, an American bar was installed on the main deck.
Illustration de Le Paquebot France

Illustration of the Steamship France By Albert Sébille


The bridge is busy occupying a length of 150 meters by a long series of shows, which can be said without fear of contradiction, they rather remind the halls of a royal palace that common facilities a steamer.

Compagnie Generale Transatlantique really wanted it was difficult to do better. Perhaps we could collect more gilding, patterns, furniture, it would in any case impossible to deal with more art and skill in these most luxurious facilities.

Cabine de Luxe

De luxe cabin.

The Descent Central. It is thought that comes mind when considering the overall decorative form by the upper tier of the Great Descent. It is, indeed, in the midst of a colonnade, supporting a dome oval, ironwork finely gateway.

Panels of green marble, wrought-iron gates surrounding the colonnade. Four high bronze reliefs Ormolu enhance their attributes of the rotunda walls. Baskets of flowers dispurse the electric light in the room.

Flights of the stairway that provides access to lower floors are surrounded by a wrought iron railing. In the staircase, a statue in bronze, "France,''is part of a niche, on a pedestal red veins. The sculptor Nelson has great pace, and still contributes to the beauty of the staircase.

Cabine de Premiere Classe, avec Bains.

First Class Cabin With Bath

Conversation Salon. Forward, leading to two galleries of the chat room, which is one of the most elegant that we can conceive. Basically, a magnificent fireplace is topped by the portrait, full length, of Louis XIV, by Hyacinthe Rigaud, copy of a startling truth, according to the table in the Louvre. On the shores of the canvas, we see four beautiful portraits of Princess de la Tour-Dupin, Madame de Maintenon, Henrietta of England and the Duchess of Burgundy. We could discuss the best century of the Great King.

Faced with Louis XIV of Rigaud, a large table, according to Van der Meulen (Museum of Versailles), representing Louis XIV returning after a hunting party in the gardens of Versailles.

Opulent armchairs, becoming shepherdesses of great style are laid out for amazement of the eyes and the conveniences of the conversation. There here seats covered with tapestries of Aubusson, there, we see velvets of garden Genoa, still, of the Damas purple. In front of the chimney, notice this seat in X borrowed from the furniture of Versailles. All this furnishing arises highly on the carpet of royal blue that stifle the sound of footsteps.

Remember to lift your head to gaze on the central dome, so graceful and delicate frescoes Boucher (Museum of Fontainebleau), the Dawn and Dusk.

The Library. At bottom, and right, quiet and collected, the library opens, the purest style Regency, and the walls disappear under the carved wood paneling. This will be very popular with those who like to think in the company of our friends, the books.

The Typing. Those who do not have time to stroll or meditate, which have copies to run, find at left, in a small office, the typist, whose good offices are often claimed by busy passengers.

Salon Mixte des Premières Classes

First Class Lounge

The mixed Living room. Let us retrace our steps toward the Great Descent. Two galleries bathed in light, allow access to the fair mixed Regence style. The eye is resting on painted wood paneling, green and gold, and pink marble columns.

To the right and left, not short review, with all the interest they have four beautiful tapestry of the Savonnerie, valued considerable and represent subjects of navy. On the mantelpiece, and above dune console, the two ends of the room, the two pictures you see are genuine.

These views of Italian landscapes dating from 1774, and bear the signature of the painter Laroix. At the center of the room, was installed with a quadruple sofa table H. The seats are covered with leather or velvet. A grand piano, game tables and write complete the furniture of the hall, where the sun between full-rayed. Galleries are taking communication style Louis XVI Trianon, fresh like gardens.

Cabine de Premiere Classe

First Class Cabin

Moorish Lounge . A stop is needed to delicious Moorish lounge, where smokers can come to drink. To this end, the foresight of the General Transatlantic Company has carved a marble fountain, from which flows icy water. The walls are covered in this reduced mosaics, arabesques, flowers, and wood panels. Above the source, which flows into a double basin, hangs a fresco, Algeria, the Orientalist artist Fish. The sculpture, which figured in the salon and was highly praised, has lots of character and life.

Fumoir des Secondes Classes

Second Class Smoking Room

Smoking Room and Terrace . Continuing backwards, we reach the smoking room, which presides Colbert, whose portrait adorns the fireplace veined marble. This piece of vast dimensions, is, like the show mixed Regency style, with carved wood paneling. Chairs, the velvet-green water, also cast a clear and joyful notes. Ice and blend etchings on the walls.

This room offers a view of a terrace, facing the stern. Large bay, you can fill through thick glass and mobile left wandering eyes on the vastness. A trellis of a soft green in two colors, decorate the wall. Weather permitting, there may be smoking outdoors, and if bad weather prevails, it can be brave, free ice rebounded strongly.

Elevators. On right-hand side and on the left of the staircase of the Great Descent, one can see grids extremely artistically "ferronnées." These grids close the cage of the two elevators which serve the various floors of this gigantic house.

Salle de Jeux des Enfants

Children's Play Room

Children's Room. The children have not been forgotten by the Compagnie General Transatlantique, the mother of all. There was, first, to ensure that passengers were not bothered by the cries or races of children, and that, on the other hand, they could occupy their leisure without too much trouble.

Two rooms are reserved for unruly youth. At the bridge of boats at the end of the grand salon, and completely isolated from the latter was equipped playroom, or give daily performances of Guignol. This piece is certainly not the least happy of the ship.

At the children's dining room was located in an upper dining room. The paintings on glass are counting on the stories that were dear to our young years, fairy tales and legends of old. Little Red Riding Hood will close with Ali Baba, and we see Mr. Lustucru make a bad party cat Mother Michel.

The Hair Salons. The lives of the great vessels is essentially mundane, especially when the evening comes. Ladies and gentlemen often need the assistance of a hairdresser. Two barber shops were installed that are very modern. The furniture is mahogany.

Second Class Accommodations

To describe the facilities of second class, it would, indeed, start studying the different venues in which flow into cabins, or life in apartments. We describe as one word, that all include: wealth and comfort of the second class on the "France" match the richness and comfort of first class on the old liners.

Descente de la Salle a Manger des Premieres Classes.

Down the hall from the First Class Dining Room

The dining room, spacious and cheerful, lies in the 'tween Deck (steerage).

It is connected by a magnificent descent whose levels are decorated in the style Regence, in the lounge and the smoking room at the rear of the ship, on the main deck.

The living room is in half-tone. The foundation is in the range of blue and gold, and green furniture Moorhen. The seats in the smoking room, velvet gray, blend nicely with the lemon shade panels. All the decorations were very neat.

The cabins are much more spacious than the other second liners. The bathrooms were multiplied to all floors.

Finally, a special hairdresser is installed on the upper deck, near the Second Class information desk.

Third Class Accommodations

Finally, the third passenger were also common premises, and, in particular, the spacious dining rooms, a smoking room and a bar. This class has its passenger service, with special food storerooms, and kitchen, completely separated from the service of the first and second classes.

Grand Hall des Premières Classes

First Class Grand Hall


We are accustomed, with the refinements of modern times, in all places find the same facilities as we meet with us. Compagnie Générale Transatlantique did not wish it was otherwise on the "France", and it has tried to make their stay to the passengers on each day as pleasant as possible.

Grand Salon des Premières Classes

Grand Salon of the First Class

The Orchestra. Several times a day, a carefully selected orchestra entertains passengers with the most fashionable classic music. And, in the evening, passengers can enjoy the pleasure of dance at the ballroom.

The bridge Promenade. For those who like to contemplate the horizon, breathe the fresh sea air, exploring the vastness, their look or dive in the starry sky, a vast promenade deck was built on the "France", sheltered from high winds by cons movable windows. During by storm days, it shall be lawful for passengers to remain on this bridge, gently stretched into a comfortable rocking chair.

Salon Mauresque.

Moorish Living Room

Florist Stand. A florist's stall has been installed on the promenade deck. It is expected that it will be very busy. Also included are trinkets and postcards, and we can imagine that one has not left the mainland.

Galerie des Premières Classes Mécanothérapie
Gallery of the First Classes. Mechanical therapy

The Mechanical Therapy . Some people, accustomed to a very active life, may complain that it is impossible when they are on board ships to keep their muscles in shape. Others, plans must use their nerves.

With the use of each other, a hall was prepared mechanical therapy front deck tent. It can be done, mechanically, horse, bicycle and even camel. The facility has a vibrator "Seistès", extensor for the arms, a rowing machine.

Hydrotherapy. Near the room mechanotherapy, opens the hydrotherapy room, equipped for the more modern fixtures: showers in a circle, jet, rain, underwater massage, and contiguous to the massage room serves as a specialist, and the rest room.

Café -Terrasse Hydrothérapie
Coffee - Terrace Hydrotherapy Room

The Games. Games are varied, in addition, are placed at the disposal of the passengers, who can recreate at ease; croquet, the game barrel, the play of Shuffle-board can make it possible to make short crossings.

Collage de l'hébergement des passagers de première classe

From top to bottom: Library First Class, Grand Salon First Class; Salon Mixed First Class and First Class Smoking Room.

Un coin de la Salle a Manger des Premières Classes. Salon Mixte des Premières Classes.
A Corner of the First Class Dining Room. Salon Mixed First Classes.

Wireless telegraphy. Finally, the liner makes communications possible around the world, thanks to wireless telegraphy. An innovation, which will be very popular, is worth noting: a waiting room, very spacious, has been installed for passengers who have messages to send.

Salon Mixte des Premières Classes.

First Class Salon

Information Office. An information bureau was located in the lobby of the grand staircase at the main deck floor. The public will find all the information he may desire. A safe compartments, similar to those that large financial institutions make available to their customers, is annexed to this office.

Un coin du Salon Mixte des Premières Classes.

A corner of the Mixed Salon First Class.

The On Board Newspaper. A printing works on the "France" for printing the daily menus and the publication of the Journal of the Atlantic, showing the latest news received by wireless telegraphy "France" is a modern city with all the news can now be dispensed.

Une Galerie des Premières Classes.

First Class Gallery

Grand Salon des Premières Classes

First Class Grand Salon

Cheminée du Grand Salon des Premières Classes

Grand Salon Chimney of the First Class.


THE SOUL. To animate a giant as the "France", to operate its multiple agencies, ensuring its rhythmic pulsations, you need a small army, which command gives the impulse, and which maintains uniformity.

La Timonerie.

The Wheelhouse.

The captain is assisted by a captain in the second, four lieutenants, a pilot, two doctors and three commissioners.

The Giant Liner . "France" is a giant Well. Its length is 217 m. 63, the width of 23 meters, and the height is 21 m. 50 from the keel up to the bridge where the craft. Initially, the draught of the ship is 9 m. 10, and his journey to this draught, reached 27,190 tons.

The liner has eight decks, including seven equipped with facilities for passengers or officers. The last deck is reserved for passenger baggage, food onboard and merchandise. Under the last deck lies a cargo hold.

The total number of people who may be on-board figure to be 2,558: 535 passengers in first class, 442 second-class, third-class 950 and 631 people for the services of captain and passengers.

The Brain. The captain's bridge is really the mastermind of this gigantic body. From there, go all the nerves that involve the active parts of the ship. Here are the engine control devices, rudder, various machineries of bridge, front and rear, while others provide the maneuver whistles. Others provide for the safety of passengers. When any danger, the commander may, at its discretion, close all doors to the watertight bulkheads.

Appliances are very different in nature: mechanical, electrical or hydraulic. The gateway also has speaker phones, devices for optical signals. A special indicator ensures proper operation of navigation lights and a power station clock sends the time in the lounges and cabins.

Here is the map room, with its library nautical chronometers and sextants. Finally, a room of silence allows the hearing of the bells underwater for days of fog. We are amazed that so much can fit into so little space.

Groupe de Dynamos.

Group of Dynamos.

The Lung and Heart. Nothing is more curious and more instructive than a visit to the "lungs" and "heart" of the colossus. The liner "France" is powered by four propellers. His device consists of eleven evaporating boilers eight homes each, eight boilers four homes, or a total of 120 homes overlooking a grate surface of 222 square meters.

Coal consumption, The consumption of coal for a voyage of 140 hours, is 4,000 tons. The consumption of fresh water should reach about 800 tons. The power thus obtained is 45,000 horses, and the production of steam per hour than 270,000 pounds.

To avoid the need to bring more than a thousand tons of fresh water for the supply of boilers, the vessel is equipped with boilers evaporators in which sea water is distilled.

Une Chaufferie

A Boiler room.

The machines require not only the coal and water, but also air. This air is supplied by sixteen electric fans, a total flow, in service, 530,000 meters cubed hour. This amount of air weighs about 690 tons and is twenty-three times the weight of coal. The flow of fans held during the 140 hours of crossing corresponds to a total weight of 96,500 tons of air.

Air is drawn by large wells located around chimneys, ventilation in eight rooms located above the boiler, there it is discharged into the heaters, which are its temperature to 300 degrees, and finally sent the grids.

We could, if necessary, to serve these fans of the cooling vessel.

In that case, they would be likely to renew the total volume of air, including bunkers and holds ten times per hour, which is equivalent to twenty times per hour for the spaces.

The steamship engine itself consists of four turbines each placed on a line of trees: a high pressure turbine, a medium and two low pressure. There is also the reverse, two high-pressure turbine and two low pressure. The turbine blades include 618,300 of copper, 290,700 fixed and 327,600 mobile. The fins placed end to end would be a tape of 109 kilometers.

This figure gives an idea of the work that requires considerable adjustment of the construction of an apparatus of this power.

For the first time on the "France" we use a triple expansion turbine steamship engine.

To give an idea of the power turbines of the "France", we note that the inside diameter of the pipe that brings the average to low pressure, nearly two meters (1m 930). Thanks to a very learned, with the ship in open road, it is possible, by a single movement, to the four propellers into reverse at a time, to avoid a collision.

The entire motor system is placed in two compartments, and one of these compartments could be flooded without it for the rest of the motor system is paralyzed. It would simply just walk with two propellers.

Lighting and power of the board are provided by two power stations, each with two turbo-generators of 400 horsepower.

"France" has the peculiarity of having no castle of Water. The pumps drive back the waters, cold or hot, in tanks loaded with compressed air at the top, where they are sent back under pressure.

For hot water service, there is a continuous flow of pipe, returning to the point of departure, fawn to prevent the cooling water before use by passengers.

Let us add, finally, that the simplification of service of boilers, coal is distributed around four groups of boilers, and that to allow both the general service of boilers, machinery and board, it was spared in the Last decks, a large corridor that connects the various compartments.

Tableau de Manceuvre des Turbines.

Table Operation of Turbines

There is no need done to open doors that are at the bottom of the fifteen watertight bulkheads that divide the ship into sixteen watertight compartments.

This great service corridor contains the necessary auxiliary equipment at the service of the machines, to life on board and the safety of ships.

It provides, at the rear, in stores and supply positions reserved for drivers and civilian personnel of the crew, and front, in the offices of the bridge crew and some emigrants.


The Table Supply. A monster such as the liner "France" swallows of prodigious amounts of food, especially as vessels of the Company Gènérale Transatlantique are renowned for the quality of their table.


Le Chef

At the start of Le Havre, the ship carries:

  • 9,000 pounds of fresh meat, or
  • 22 oxen whole,
  • 13 sheep, calves
  • 8 calves,
  • 4 pores,
  • 350 kidneys,
  • 270 beef tongues,
  • 550 square chops,
  • 400 legs ,
  • 80 heads of veal,
  • 400 feet veal and approximately
  • 29,000 kilos of meats, poultry and game, as follows:
  • 750 kilos of various meats,
  • pork 500 feet,
  • 75 hams, 18 barrels of foie gras,
  • 800 chickens,
  • 700 pigeons,
  • 180 rabbits,
  • 400 ducks,
  • 70 turkeys,
  • 50 geese,
  • 1,100 quails, perdreaux 550,
  • 250 and 70 pheasants grouses.

The fish is stocked 4,500 pounds of various fish,

  • 40 kilos of shrimp, lobster or
  • 250 lobsters, and gourmets have at their disposal
  • 600 dozen oysters.

To these figures, adding:

  • 15,000 kilos of potatoes,
  • 900 carrots,
  • onions 750,
  • 750 of turnips,
  • chouxfleurs of 700,
  • 900 artichokes,
  • cabbages 750,
  • 400 bunches of leeks,
  • radishes, 700,
  • 5,900 salads,
  • 6,000 kilos of pulses,
  • 3,700 of pasta,
  • 16,000 kilos of flour for bread,
  • 35,000 eggs,
  • 3,000 pounds of butter,
  • 5,400 boxes of canned,
  • 1,500 kilograms of cheese,
  • 9,000 oranges,
  • pears 6,000,
  • 6,000 apples,
  • 380 jars of jam,
  • 100 jars of honey,
  • 110 pounds of sweets and chocolates
  • 75 boxes of marmalade
  • candied fruit, cakes, etc.. in profusion.

For drinking, it is planned

  • 300 kilos of tea,
  • chocolate 500,
  • 150 of coffee,
  • 6,000 litres of fresh milk,
  • 6,000 kilos of sugar.

The Cellar . The cellars of the liner "France" does not yield to those of the most famous restaurants. They include: 60,000 bottles, including 2,300 bottles of champagne and 2,000 half-bottles, 1,800 bottles of fine wines, 350 of fortified wines, 2,500 beers, 900 different liquors, 2,800 mineral water and 2,500 half-bottles , 1,500 bottles of lemonade, yin of 25,000 regular and 30,000 litres ordinary water for the crew.

The linen. No housewife had never had a reserve of cloth similar to that of the liner "France", which has 7,200 bed sheets, pillowcases 3,800, 1,200 tablecloths, napkins 20,000, 22,000 toiletries, towels 8,000, 2,500 and 2,000 towels apron sink.

The Crockery. Finally, as should respond to the container contents, porcelain tableware is style of Louis XI V, and silverware Louis XV style.

And now, it only remains for you as you embark. The colossus ship awaits you.


Statue de "La France" par Nelson

Statue of "La France" by Nelson (Grand Hall of the First Classes)


Information about Booklet

  • Date of Printing: 1912
  • Printed by : Draeger, Paris, France
  • Pages: 36
  • Cover: Hard - No Dustjacket
  • Binding: String
  • Dimensions: 15.3 cm x 22.5

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