New York - Plymouth - Cherbourg - Southampton - Bremen - USL - 1924
Front Cover of 1924 Brochure from the United States Lines for Travel Between New York and Several European Ports. GGA Image ID # 12473eef6e
32-Page brochure from the United States Lines provides many interior views of their fleet of transatlantic steamships published in 1924. This brochure does not include their flagship -- the SS Leviathan, as they prepared a separate booklet for that ship.
1924 Brochure with the Longest Title: New York, Plymouth, Cherbourg, Southampton, Bremen, the Steamships~ George Washington, President Roosevelt, President Harding, America, Republic, United States Lines, Managing Operators for U. S. Shipping Board.
New York, Plymouth, Cherbourg, Southampton, and Bremen
The United States Lines operate for the U. S. Government an absolutely distinctive service between New York, Plymouth, Cherbourg, and Bremen. The ships also call at Southampton, westbound.
This service includes such famous liners as the George Washington, President Harding, President Roosevelt, the America and the Republic, operating on a weekly schedule.
The George Washington, second largest ship in the United States Lines fleet, is one of the most popular vessels on the Atlantic, and has first, second, and third-class accommodations.
The two “President Ships,“ the SS President Harding and the SS President Roosevelt, carry first and third-class passengers. And as a distinctive service in itself, there is the great SS America—largest “Cabin” ship in the world, noted for the excellence of its service.
The excellent comfort of its accommodations and its remarkably low “Cabin” passage rate—$130.00 and up. The SS America carries only “Cabin” and third-class passengers.
In addition, there is the great SS Republic, just completely reconditioned from stem to stern. Thus another monster “Cabin” ship is added to the United States Lines fleet to Europe.
The SS Republic is of 18,400 gross registered tons and measures 615 feet from bow to stern. The same superiority of accommodations and economy of passage rates which have made the SS “America” so overwhelmingly successful, apply to this ship.
SS George Washington of the USL. The stately George Washington is 722 feet long and has a gross registered tonnage of 25,570. This great liner is a veritable floating hotel and is outstandingly one of the most popular liners in the transatlantic passenger service. GGA Image ID # 12475a6ead
The most distinguishing characteristic of this service is its attention to detail. This point of excellence is prominent both in the physical equipment of the ships, the cuisine and in that other—less tangible but vitally important element—the attitude and skill of the men and women who serve the steamships and the passengers.
This is but one of the outstanding features of the United States Lines ships in the Plymouth, Cherbourg, and Bremen service. The facilities for making fast and economical connections from the ports of call in this service to all points in the British Islands, Europe, and Scandinavia are unexcelled.
The greatest marine architects and engineers have contributed to make each vessel of this fleet a delight to the traveler. Every modern safety improvement is embodied in its design and equipment.
Bulkhead doors operated from the bridge, divide the ship into numerous water-tight compartments and each vessel carries a powerful wireless apparatus which keeps her always in touch with land-based stations.
If you are among the thousands of Americans who are planning a trip abroad, you will naturally want to sail under the American flag. Investigate this service thoroughly—make your plans and book your passage now.
The United States Lines also operates the great Leviathan between New York, Southampton, and Cherbourg. If you are interested, ask for the special Leviathan booklet.
First Class Lounge on the SS George Washington of the USL. The spacious Lounge, luxuriously furnished, carries with it an unmistakable atmosphere of repose and refinement in keeping with the entire scheme of interior decoration. An open fireplace and cozy corners in the Lounge provide a soothing touch to the beauty of the room. GGA Image ID # 1247a7b00e
First Class Social Hall on the SS George Washington. Another corner of the Social Hall showing the exquisite detail of the Colonial handling, great open fireplace, and the famous picture of our first President. It is essentially like the drawing-room of a stately Georgian palace with its refined social life. GGA Image ID # 12482eba14
First Class Dining Saloon on the SS George Washington. One of the most talked of features is the cuisine. It is in charge of a skilled staff of chefs and faultlessly sewed amid the surroundings whose luxury and faultless taste of appointment is the equal of any American Hotel standard. GGA Image ID # 12483dc4d5
First Class Passengers Enjoy the Social Hall on the SS George Washington. The adjoining rooms of the Social Hall are decorated in the exquisite Renaissance style with gold figures on dark stained panels. They are perfect specimens of artistic craftsmanship and rare beauty, usually only found in the mansions of the very wealthy. GGA Image ID # 12489af5da
First Class Presidential Suite on the SS Georgic Washington. The Presidential Suite is a unique feature of the SS George Washington. This apartment was occupied by President Wilson when he went to Europe for the Peace Conference. It is an excellent example of the lengths to which modern shipbuilders have provided the utmost in luxury. GGA Image ID # 1248eca86f
First Class Smoking Room on the SS George Washington. In this big wood-paneled Smoking Room with large windows looking out over the open sea, men on board will find an ideal lounging place. Here men can relax, play cards, smoke, tell stories, talk, or read in peace. You will always find friendly fellowship here. GGA Image ID # 1248eef138
First Class Passengers Enjoy Playing Deck Games on the SS George Washington. You will probably spend most of your time at sea on the broad, sunny decks. Here you will be supplied with the equipment for all the many Hands of “deck sports”—deck tennis and golf, shuffleboard and quoits. Impromptu dances are also held here. GGA Image ID # 124929e4c5
The SS President Harding and SS President Roosevelt. The swift sister ships are of the "535" type, 535 feet from bow to stern and of 14,127 gross registered tons. They have excellent stateroom accommodations and spacious promenade decks. Cuisine and service are unrivaled. GGA Image ID # 124936bc6d
First Class Social Hall on the SS President Harding. Some idea of the interior arrangements of the "535" vessels may be obtained from this photograph of the Social Hall. Decorations follow the Colonial style—this room is made the center of all the many gay social activities which make every voyage such a delightful experience. GGA Image ID # 1249471f60
First Class Dining Saloon on the SS President Roosevelt. The main Dining Saloon on a “535.” The exquisite good taste of its decorations calls to mind an exclusive metropolitan restaurant, rather than the speeding liner. The same high standards of cuisine and service that characterize every ship of the United States Unes are vigorously upheld. GGA Image ID # 1249b2b910
First Class Writing Room on the SS President Harding. The quietly toned Writing Rooms on these “535's” with their air of silence and luxury furnish a keynote to the general taste and refinement found in every detail on these ships. You may catch up on your correspondence here and mail it on board ship to insure the quickest delivery on arrival. GGA Image ID # 1249fc10bb
First Class Smoking Room on the SS President Harding. An ideal place to spend many care-free hours at sea. Beauty and comfort go hand in hand in this sunny spacious Smoking Room with its large French windows looking out on the promenade deck. The beautiful painting over the mantlepiece gives the color note. GGA Image ID # 124a398357
First Class Passengers Enjoy Deck Sports on the SS President Roosevelt. The arrangement of the “555” leaves much deck space for sports and exercise. Shuffleboard is fast giving way to the newer games of deck golf and tennis for which all sorts of apparatus is furnished for the enjoyment of passengers on the United States Lines. GGA Image ID # 124a74c3eb
A Shelter Deck Tea Room on the SS President Harding. Sheltered here from both wind and strong sunshine is an “intimate” nook. Tea and refreshments are served here—games of cards may be flayed, or you may simply repose and watch the endless track your liner leaves behind her in her journey across the Atlantic. GGA Image ID # 124a85cb58
Elegant Tea Room on the SS President Roosevelt. A cozy spot for two or three to break the monotony of a long afternoon with 5 o'clock tea, after a day of deck sports and recreation in the bracing sea air. The Tea Room is another example of the excellence of these ships. GGA Image ID # 124ab11326
Deluxe Suite Private Breakfast Room on the SS President Harding. This private Breakfast Room of one of the suites deluxe is an example of the excellent luxury to be found on the SS President Roosevelt and the SS President Harding. Every detail is as perfectly arranged as ingenuity and money can devise—plus the quiet tone of ultra-refinement. GGA Image ID # 124b08ef4c
Deluxe Suite on the SS President Roosevelt. Another view of a Suite de Luxe for those who desire y extra convenience and comfort. A parlor, bedroom, and bath fitted out in the best American manner, provide regal accommodations. These suites are unsurpassed in equipment. GGA Image ID # 124b27cbe3
The Popular Cabin Class Ship SS America. This is the largest “Cabin” ship in the world, A" Cabin” ship is one on which there is no first or second class distinction. On the SS America, although fares are much lower, you will find American standards of luxury and comfort strictly adhered to. GGA Image ID # 124b2defb3
Cabin Class Ladies' Lounge on the SS America. The Ladies Lounge of the SS America is the center of the social life aboard the ship. Here dances and concerts, as well as other social functions, are held. The American desire for activity and gayety makes a voyage on an American ship a round of never-ending enjoyment. GGA Image ID # 124b3253e4
Cabin Class Dining Saloon on the SS America. The Dining Saloon has just been redecorated. The Illustration shows the quiet dignity secured by the contrast of mahogany furniture and white paneling. The hospitality and excellence of cooking of Virginia in Washington's day are duplicated here. GGA Image ID # 124b81055c
Cabin Class Smoking Room on the SS America. The Smoking Room. Slightly reminiscent of the old wayside tavern is the SS America's luxurious Smoking Room. Here the men gather for a game of cards and a good cigar or pipe. Refreshments are served at all times, and a competent steward is in constant attendance to serve you. GGA Image ID # 124b8244db
Cabin Class Lounge on the SS America. This photograph gives an excellent idea of the delightfully artistic effect secured in the recent refurbishing and redecorating of the Lounge. Note the suffused lights, the broad windows instead of portholes, the beautiful parquet floor, the Turkish rugs, and the period furniture. GGA Image ID # 124b9fa429
Children's Cabin Class Playroom on the SS America. The Children's Playroom on the SS America ensures the happiness of the younger passengers and provides an attractive and suitable place of amusement for them. The decorations and furnishings were specially designed to please the “kiddies." GGA Image ID # 124bd3fcea
Cabin Class Stateroom with Private Bath on the SS America. A Glimpse into a Stateroom with a private bath—notice the gleaming porcelain kept scrupulously clean by the steward in attendance—and the inviting, roomy bed. These staterooms are unsurpassed and rarely equaled on any ship. GGA Image ID # 124c0612bc
Cabin Class Stateroom on the SS America. A less expensive Stateroom. Here again, attention is given to detail—roomy clothes closets—every toilet requisite —thermos bottle—electric fans—bed reading lamps—everything to preserve the luxurious atmosphere of your home—even in mid-Atlantic. These are modern, American “idea” staterooms. GGA Image ID # 124ca958d8
The Cabin Class SS Republic of the United States Lines. The great newly conditioned liner is 615 feet long, oil burning and of 18,400 gross registered tons. She is a "Cabin" ship of the same class as the famous “ America" and will vie with her in her leading position in the United States Lines' service. GGA Image ID # 124cfb6982
Ships and Routes of the Passenger Vessels of the United States Shipping Boards. GGA Image ID # 124d017fd8
1924 Brochure Cover from the United States Lines for Travel Between New York and Several European Ports. GGA Image ID # 124d14ee13