Oct 8, 2016 — Asbury Park Press: Shipping the Troops


Photo courtesy of Lori Ridington.

In an article for the Asbury Park Press, the docents of the New Jersey Maritime Museum examine the crucial role ocean liners played as troop transports during wartime, and analyze the specifics of what would have been required to convert the SS United States to a troop ship.

“The first order of business in converting a cruise ship to a troop ship was to remove all furniture, art work, pianos, and any luxuries which had been provided for paying passengers. These would be stored somewhere until the need for the troop ship ended, and could be restored to passenger service again.”

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