It was amazing that she has lasted this long, considering. The SS France was the great, graceful queen of the ocean, back when I was young. I remember seeing her at full run, in the Channel when she was spanking brand new. I was in my secret reading spot, high up, just behind the wheel house of the SS Rotterdam, heading to Le Havre from Southampton. The SS France was going back the otherway. It was glorious, I just wanted to jump up and down waving. Her bow wave cutting an elegant scythe through the sea.
For the last few years she has been laid up in Bremerhaven (long ago having become the SS Norway. A gal so beautiful that two countries wanted their name on her). Now the news that she is on her way to the graveyards in India or Bangladesh, where she will be run up hard onto the sand, and slowly broken apart by ant like humans. (Mr. Golby should like this :-))