Souvenir Log, S.S. Leviathan

Souvenir Log, S.S. Leviathan

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Description
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.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Log, Souvenir
date made
1928
used date
1928
Associated Place
United States: New York
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 8 3/4 in x 6 in; 22.225 cm x 15.24 cm
ID Number
1991.0856.64
catalog number
1991.0856.64
accession number
1991.0856
Credit Line
Gift of Frank O. Braynard, Sea Cliff, New York
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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