Transport: First Order

"The proposed liner will be the safest on the seas and the largest American ship ever built." Thus Chairman Joseph Patrick Kennedy last week announced the first, long heralded construction contract awarded by the Maritime Commission— a complicated deal whereby the Newport News Shipbuilding & Drydock Co. will build to order of the Government a $15,750,000 flagship for the United States Lines. The Government will put up at least $5,250,000 as a subsidy and add, if necessary, $2,362,500 more for possible cost increases while the ship is under construction. U. S. L....

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