Transport: Ships & Skippers

Last week, after a bare decade of service, the Minnewaska and Minnetonka, 22,000-ton sister ships of once-famed Atlantic Transport Line, were sold for junk. As ships go, these namesakes of a pair of pre-War liners were not old. The Mauretania, launched in 1907, and the Olympic, launched in 1911, are still in transatlantic trade. But the Minnetonka and Minnewaska, built for comfort in an age of speed, took eight days from New York to London.* Comparatively exclusive, they carried only 400 one-class passengers in cabins amidships. Biggest cargo ships afloat, they rode rough...

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