SS France was a Compagnie Générale Transatlantique (CGT, or
French Line) ocean liner, constructed by the Chantiers de
l'Atlantique shipyard at Saint-Nazaire, France, and put into
service in February 1962. At the time of her construction in
1960, the 316 m (1,037 ft) vessel was the longest passenger
ship ever built, a record that remained unchallenged until
the construction of the 345 m (1,132 ft) RMS Queen Mary 2 in
France was later purchased by Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) in
1979, renamed SS Norway and underwent significant
modifications that better suited her for cruising duties.
She was sold to be scrapped in 2006, and scrapping was
completed in late 2008.