Photo #: NH 51399
S.S. Leviathan (American Passenger Liner, formerly the German S.S. Vaterland, 1914)
Halftone reproduction from a contemporary newspaper, showing the ship steaming down the Hudson River, off Hoboken, New Jersey, in 1938, bound for Scotland to be scrapped. Its title, "They'll Tear Her Tattered Ensign Down" is a reference to Oliver Wendell Holmes' poem opposing the proposed scrapping of USS Constitution in 1830.
This ship was USS Leviathan (ID # 1326) in 1917-1919.
Courtesy of CWO2 John A. Steel, USN.
U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.
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Image posted 20 September 2005