SS Manhattan, United States Lines Ocean Liner Cruise Photo Album, 1940

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We sold this item at auction for $136
 in May, 2019.

This nearly compiled vintage photo album documents a trip aboard the S.S. Manhattan ocean liner of the United States Line in 1940. The photo album was sold by Britannic Auctions for $136.

The album contains 31 black and white snapshot photos of the ship itself, views from aboard ship, passengers in deck chairs, a life boat drill, sports on deck, etc.

The vintage photo album benefits greatly from descriptive captions that its voyager recorded. Each photo is meticulously hand labeled with important details.

For instance, it mentions the October 2, 1940 voyage from San Francisco, California. Additionally, it notes the ship’s departure from Los Angeles at Catalina Island and sailing past Acapulco, Mexico, the views of the Fort of San Diego and the coast of Central America. Furthermore, it captures ocean views at sunrise at Havana, Cuba. The album also documents the disembarkation at New York with the ship’s crew members. Lastly, it includes views of New York harbor and the city skyline, along with the Statue of Liberty.

S.S. Manhattan Seized by the British

Just eight months before these photos were taken, the Manhattan had been seized by the British in Gibraltar during the early part of WWII and released after 390 sacks of mail bound for Nazi Germany were confiscated. From January 1940 until Italy’s entry into World War II in June 1940, the SS Manhattan sailed between New York and Genoa.

On June 6, 1941, the Manhattan was requisitioned and leased by the US Navy, and was subsequently commissioned as the troopship USS Wakefield just days afterwards.

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