The SS France, like the SS United States, SS Queen Mary and scores of other great liners, transported tens of millions of passengers between Europe and the US between 1910 and 1970. Some even served as troopships bringing American forces to Europe during both World Wars.
The days of leisurely traveling between continents were doomed once jet passenger travel became an affordable and rapid way to travel great distances. With the possible exception of the QM2, there are no great liners in service – only large human “container ships” called super cruise ships. The photo below comes from the Ruderhaus website and is captioned, appropriately enough, "Beauty and the Beast". It shows the SS France being towed out of port on the way to the scrap yard while the “Pride of the Americas” returns from sea trials. For ship buffs, this is a heart-breaking image.
The SS France in her prime (from the SS Maritime Site):
Death of SS. France