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Into New York harbor one day last week steamed a chunky, single-funneled, single-masted liner with a cruiser stern. She was the British Cunard White Star Line's 13,700-ton ship Media, the first new liner to be built for the transatlantic service since the war. The British, although stalled in other industries, were losing no time getting their new merchant ships afloat.

The Media's keel had been laid almost before the echo of London's V-E day celebration had died down. Along with her sister ship, the Parthia, to be launched in November, she had been...

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