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Title: MINNETONKA, built 1924

Accession Number: 1987.62.39
Type: postcard
Place: England, London; United Kingdom, Northern Ireland, Belfast; England, Dover
Date: After January 10, 1924
Description: Color photo-lithograph postcard. Port bow view of steamship MINNETONKA under way, with ancient ship sailing along net to her. Printed on back of postcard: "CARTE POSTALE./ LONDON'S LARGEST SHIP in 1924 and in 1524./ The new ATLANTIC TRANSPORT LINER "MINNIE-/ TONKA (21,998 tons) contrasted with the "Great Harry"/ (Henry Grace a Dieu) of 1,500 tons, the largest vessel of Henry/ VIII's navy./ Details of the ancient ship are from the painting by Holbein/ in Hampton Court Palace, representing the embarkation of/ Henry VIII from Dover when en route to meet Francis I on/ the Field of the Cloth of Gold." MINNETONKA: (bu. Harland & Wolff, Belfast, Ireland; launched 10/10/1924; dismantled during 1935; 600' x 80'; 624' loa)

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