The United States Liner S.S. MANHATTAN firmly aground 300 yards off the beach at Lake Worth Inlet in January 1941. The after deck of the US Coast Guard Cutter MOJAVE with the deck crew preparing to pass a 12-inch hawser to the ship in an attempt to tow her off ... Read More »
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US LINES – S.S. America… the Lady who died of shame – Luxury Liner, Troop Carrier, Immigrant Ship, Casino, Prison Hulk
Great YOUTUBE video from www.shipgeek.com of the S.S. AMERICA: taking a final break from her trans-Atlantic service on a cruise to Bermuda in 1963. The following year one of the last American flag liners would be sold off for immigrant travel from the UK to Australia. UNITED STATES LINES: S.S. ... Read More »
SS UNTIED STATES – New York wants the great ship to return. Great video of sailing on a cruise to the West Indies during 1964.
Proposal to bring the SS UNITED STATES back to Manhattan. Cruise Ship History: More steamship history with a video cruise aboard the SS United States. In 1964, former SS United States purser Jim Green returned to the ship as a passenger for a West Indies cruise along with his beloved ... Read More »
MARITIME UNIONS HELP KILL THE AMERICAN PASSENGER SHIP – SS AMERICA LEAVES 100s OF PASSENGERS STRANDED IN 1963.
SS AMERICA – Didn’t sail in Sept 1963 – because of a strike. Cruising the Past: The Maritime Unions – corrupt leaders, under gangster control, along with the JET, helped kill American passengers ships. Maritime strikes were endless throughout the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s. The workers demanded more wages, shorter ... Read More »
HAVING A WONDERFUL TIME “CROSSING THE POND” IN 1939
Cruising the Past: SS MANHATTAN and SS WASHINGTON of the U.S.LINES crossing the pond in 1939. Preview of the SS AMERICA. Just before World War 2. Read More »