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Souvenir log, 1924

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Souvenir log, 1924
Smithsonian Institution

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Work and Industry
Working on the Ocean Liner Leviathan — The Stewards’ Department


Souvenir log from S.S. Leviathan
Catalog #: 1991.0856.32, Accession #: 1991.0856
In collection
From the Smithsonian Collection
Souvenir card printed on one side with a drawing of the ocean liner Leviathan and on the other with an abstract of speed, mileage, and weather information for the ship's westboard Atlantic voyage beginning October 16, 1924. A card like this was printed and distributed at the end of every voyage on most ocean passenger ships.
Physical Description
Printed card, 6 1/8" L x 4 5/8" W.
Details
Date Made:
1924
Dates Used:
1924 - 1924
Locations:
New York
Credit:
Gift of Frank O. Braynard
History
The ocean liner Leviathan was built as the Vaterland for Germany’s Hamburg-American Line in 1914. During World War I the American government seized the ship and operated it as a troopship. After a complete reconditioning at Newport News, Virginia, in 1922-23, the Leviathan became the flagship of the new United States Lines, which operated it for the U.S. Shipping Board until 1929. Subsequently sold into private hands, the ship ran until 1934. Laid up as a result of high operating costs and low Depression-era patronage, the Leviathan was sold to Scottish shipbreakers in 1938 and dismantled.

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