SHIPPING: America's Bid

For the first time in 100 years it looked as if U.S. shipbuilders might recapture the transatlantic speed record for ocean liners.* The ship that would do it, if any could, was the new $70 million S. S. United States, biggest liner ever built in a U.S. yard, which will make her maiden voyage for the U.S. Lines Co. on July 3. Last week she slipped from her dock in the Newport News shipyard for her first trial run.

The skipper, Commodore Harry V. Manning, held her to a fairly leisurely pace until the liner was some 100 miles...

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