The rear deck of the Paris.
This is a very empty Ile de France. Once the war started in Europe many of France's ships where brought to harbors such as New York. You will also notice that the ship is listing a bit to port as well.
The great and giant Normandie. Made it's maiden in voyage in 1935. Sadly by late 1939 her sailing days were over. In this picture Ted Spangenberg is sitting and looking at the great ship. He was on that ship many times. But little did he or anyone know that her career was done.
The great Queen Mary in 1939 in battleship grey. She looks very clean and nice as she had not done anything yet. By the wars end she looked like every mile she had sailed. These few pictures are a time capsule of the New York City docks.