Transport: Captain's Chase

Like the typical seaman he is, tall, lean Captain Hans Kieff of the Hamburg-American Line is adept at battling the elements, poor at talking about them. At 52, he has been everything on ships from cabin boy to U-Boat commander during the War. Lately he has been master of the S. S. Deutschland.

Last month, when the Deutschland was in Manhattan, he was ordered to take over the staff captaincy of the cruise ship Reliance, then at Hamburg. Promptly he sailed for Germany, ran into storms, arrived after the Reliance had steamed out for...

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