Souvenir Log, S.S. Leviathan


Souvenir log written by “tourist cabin” (i.e. tourist-class) passengers on an August 1928 voyage from New York to Southampton, England, aboard the United States Lines steamship Leviathan.

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.

Date Made: 1928Used Date: 1928

Location: Currently not on view

Associated Place: United States: New York

See more items in: Work and Industry: Maritime, America on the Move, Transportation


Exhibition Location:

Credit Line: Gift of Frank O. Braynard, Sea Cliff, New York

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1991.0856.64Catalog Number: 1991.0856.64Accession Number: 1991.0856

Object Name: Log, Souvenir

Physical Description: paper (overall material)Measurements: overall: 8 3/4 in x 6 in; 22.225 cm x 15.24 cm


Record Id: nmah_1108064

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