SS Manhattan

CliffsVictory57
25th June 2010, 20:34
I've been waiting for some time for a good photo to come along for this US Lines ship, and it just arrived today.
An original 1932 press photo, issued July 26, two weeks before her maiden voyage on August 10.
Text from back of this 1932 photo;

"FOR RELEASE TUESDAY JULY 26 and AFTER

SS MANHATTAN, AMERICA'S NEW TRANSATLANTIC LINER

August 10 will be an important date in America's maritime history, for it marks the sailing of the new Manhattan of the United States Lines from New York on her maiden voyage--the largest liner ever constructed in an American yard, and the first to be built in this country for the North Atlantic trade since 1897. The Manhattan is 705 feet long, 24,000 gross tons, and has accommodations for 1250 passengers in cabin, tourist and third classes. She embodies in her design, decoration and appointments all that is implied in the phrase "American standard of living."

The Manhattan will ply between New York and Hamburg, calling on Queenstown, Plymouth and Havre going eastward and at Havre, Southampton and Queenstown westward.
Her guaranteed speed of 19 1/2 - 20 knots enables her to keep this itinerary and arrive at Hamburg on the 8th day out from New York."

The other images come from a company brochure...

TG