S.S. AMERICA – 1938 to 1941 cruise ship
The day after the America’s launch Hitler invaded Poland and Caribbean cruises replaced the North Atlantic crossing.
U.S.S. POINT – 1941 to 1946 navy’s largest troop ship
From Casablanca to Bombay and Sydney the ship steamed 436,000 miles transporting 505,020 passengers. Beloved by her Navy crew, they ran a safe and friendly ship, faced danger from fire, stormy seas, torpedoes, and strafing, never losing a passenger.
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S.S. AMERICA – 1946 to 1964 the queen of the merchant marine.
Returned to almost new after her hard Navy service, the America spent 18 years on the North Atlantic sailing 2,800,000 miles carrying 476,462 passengers in style and comfort. Elegant without being overbearing she represented the best in American engineering, art, cuisine, and interiors.
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