Transport: New Ships

Oslofjord, Though Norway's merchant marine is fourth biggest on the seas, the navy that defends it has a total personnel of 1,200, includes but four battleships. Nevertheless, Norway announced last week that the new flagship of its merchant marine, the Oslofjord, is a peace ship and inconvertible to war purposes. Due in New York in June, the new Norwegian America liner was last week getting her finishing touches at Bremen, Germany. Launched to the strains of Ja Vi Elsker Dette Landet (Yes, We Love This Country), Norway's biggest ship is a 20,000-tonner, 588...

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