SHIPPING: The Bigger They Come ...

Tough as it was for G.I.s, postwar readjustment has been even tougher for wartime troop ships. Last week the U.S. Maritime Commission sadly reported that no one seemed to want the nation's No. 1 luxury liner, the S.S. America, very much. Finished too late (August 1940) to go into transatlantic service, she made only a few West Indies cruises before the Government converted her into a troop transport. As the West Point, she traveled some 500,000 miles with 350,000 servicemen.

Since February, the Maritime Commission has been refitting her for peacetime travel, at a cost of $7,000,000.

Despite a serious shortage...

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