Into New York harbor last week steamed the refurbished 36,667-ton Nieuw Amsterdam, flagship of the Holland-America Line and faithful troopship through World War II. The Nieuw Amsterdam was the 30th big liner to go into transatlantic passenger service since the war. The liners include eight U.S. Maritime Commission ships converted from troop transports to temporary peacetime service. The others:

U.S. Tons Passengers America 26,314 1,050 BRITAIN Queen Elizabeth 83,673 2,314 Queen Mary 81,235 1,987 Mauretania 35,677 1,157 Media 13,700 250 NETHERLANDS Veendam 15,652 530 Noordam 10,726 150 Wester dam 12,149 150 FRANCE De Grasse 18,435 711 SWEDEN Gripsholm 18,134 1,400...

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