postcard, no publisher stated,
posted, stamp removed, various minor knocks, imprint from postmark, grubby,
5.5" x 3.5", 140mm x 90mm (approx)
our ref: SRQ574
GEORGE WASHINGTON (United States Lines)
Passenger liner built by Vulcan Works, Stettin (Szczecin), for the Norddeutscher Lloyd service, Bremerhaven-Southampton-Cherbourg-New York, making her maiden voyage in 1909 as George Washington. She was seized by the United States Government in 1917 and then served them as a troopship. After the war she was allocated to the United States Lines for their transatlantic services. Laid up in 1931, she again served as a troopship in WW2, renamed Catlin by the US navy she was briefly loaned to the British but soon returned to the US and her original name. She was seriously damaged by fire at New York in 1947 and then laid up at Baltimore where she was gutted by another fire in 1951 and her remains then broken up.
|£2.30postcard, 5.5" x 3.5", 140mm x 90mm