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Cruise Ship History: UNITED STATES LINES SS WASHINGTON AND SS MANHATTAN – $127 One-Way – From New York to Europe in 1938 – TEDDY KENNEDY was a passenger!

The United States Lines had these ads running in a 1938 edition of Travel Magazine.

Europe would enter World War II the following year.

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United States Lines to Ireland, England, France and “Nazi” Germany…

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Rose Kennedy with daughters and sons, Teddy and Bobby, sailing on the SS Washington to Europe…

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Peter Lorre aboard the SS Washington returning from England to New York aboard the SS Washington after completing an early Alfred Hitchcock production…

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The US Lines was “crossing the pond” with 1938 service from New York to Ireland, England, France and Nazi Germany…

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The SS Washington sailing from New York. Streamers, bands and fond farewells. This is totally missing in today’s sailing experience because there are no visitors bidding adieu. There is usually nothing but an empty pier.