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President Monroe Launch Announcement

Item Number: 46821 $85.00

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The ss President Monroe was launched by Mrs. Thomas G. Corcoran, wife of the famous lobbyist, in Newport News, Virginia on August 7, 1940.  The Monroe never saw passenger service before the war, having just started her maiden voyage when Pearl Harbor was attacked.  The ship had left her dock but not the harbor, and subsequently the voyage was canceled.  She did fantastic war work, mostly in the Pacific.  The Monroe finally entered passenger service for APL in 1947.  Her American President days ended in 1965, and she was finally scrapped in 1973.  Measures about 7¾ x 5¼.  In near mint condition.