THE S.S. LEVIATHAN


The S.S. Leviathan, the largest steamship to carry the U.S Flag

An original newspaper from the
"PUBLIC LEDGER"
of Philadelphia, pictorial section, depicting an airplane's photo
of the S.S. Leviathan entering New York Harbor, returning
from her maiden voyage
Sunday, August 5th, 1923.

The Leviathan was originally the German Ship
"Vaterland"
seized as a prize, in New York, at the start of
World War I.
(Taken from a Hoboken, NJ pier on the Hudson River)

Following the "Armistice", she underwent refurbishing at
Newport News, VA, until her maiden voyage to Europe under
the control of
"UNITED STATES LINES"
The 4th of July, 1923

Known also as the
"QUEEN OF THE SEA'S"
The Leviathan was a far cry from any ordinary passenger ship!!!
Her indoor pool, known as the Roman Bath, was 65 feet long, and styled
in tile, marble, and bronze.
Their were pillars, fountains, cascades, and a upper level spectator gallery.
The restaurant aboard was managed by the famous
"RITZ CARLTON COMPANY"
THIS WAS AMERICA'S TITANIC!!!

An original, Ritz Carlton Menu, First Class
Sunday October 27th, 1929
(framed reprints available on C-Deck)
"THE OCEAN GRILL"

Built in 1914 by, Blohm and Voss Shipbuilders.
She was 950' long, 100' wide, with a 38' draft,
weighing a gross 59, 956 tons.
She was propelled by steam engines with a quadruple screw,
having a service speed of 23 knots.
Holding 3,008 passengers, 940 first class, 666 tourist, and 1402 third.
"THE LARGEST STEAMSHIP TO CARRY THE
U.S. STARS & STRIPE'S"
The original newspaper, and menu shown are
part of the Great South Bay Collection TM


An original oil of the S.S. Leviathan
departing on its final voyage 1938
Item # FCPOA-0
 

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