The newly completed Constitution passes through the Fore River Draw Bridge after leaving the Bethlehem Shipyard in Quincy, Massachusetts on 27 April, 1951. According to the AP caption on the photo, the liner had accommodations for 1000 passengers, or 5,000 troops in time of war.
This is the fifth picture in a set of views of the Constitution undergoing repairs in the Baltimore dry dock in Maryland in April 1954. I finally got a scanner that can handle the larger format photographs. Based on the captions of the other pictures, I originally thought the ship was receiving a
The Constitution is shown after being lifted from the water in Baltimores large hydraulic drydock on March 30th, 1954. The liner has drawn a large group of on-lookers. There is a fifth picture in this set which I would have included, but unfortunately its too large a format to fit on my scanner.
The Constitution had to tie up at a Baltimore pier on the evening of March 29th, while waiting for the drydock to be cleared the following day. The couple in the foreground is actually a double exposure that was added to the picture, after its initial processing. They almost appear kind of ghostl
Here is a close-up view of the Constitution upon her arrival at Baltimore on March 29th, 1954. This entire set of pictures was once the property of the Baltimore Sun-Times, and some of the retouching done by the papers photography lab can be seen on the bumpers of the tug, and on the liners anchor
Another view of Luxury Liner Row in New York City, and this time, the picture was taken in the late 1950s, or early 1960s. A classic view showing what would prove to be some of the last great North Atlantic Liners.