Chantiers de l’Atlantique kindly sent me the photo of the France at St Nazaire just before her maiden voyage. There are also two images of the launch by Madame De Gaulle
I never managed to see the France at Southampton during her transatlantic service but when I was stationed in Germany in 1979, I was able to photograph her during her conversion to the cruise ship Norway at Lloyd Werft, Bremerhaven.
No 913 in my database. France 1960-2006, 66348 tons, 315.5m x 33.7m 35.2 kts 2044 passengers. Renamed Norway in 1979 for Klosters Rederi A/S and Blue Lady for her final journey to the breakers at Alang in India.