Title: S.S. LEVIATHAN Poster |
Accession Number: 1953.90
Category: SIGNS & POSTERS
Date: 1923 - 1938
Description: Color advertising placard of the S. S. LEVIATHAN, (ex. VATERLAND). The poster text reads "The largest/ ship in the/ world/ S.S. LEVIATHAN/ United States Lines/ managing operators for/ UNITED STATES SHIPPING BOARD". The steamship LEVIATHAN (christened VATERLAND) was built by Blohm & Voss in Hamburg, Germany 1914. She was seized by U.S. in 1917, and converted to a troopship. In 1923 she was sold to United States Lines and reconditioned by the Newport News Shipbuilding and Drydock Co., Newport News, Virginia. She was scrapped 1938.
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