SS Constitution Archival Collection

SS Constitution of the American Export Lines, 1951.

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Constitution (1951) American Export Lines

Built by Bethlehem Steel Co., Shipbuilding Division, Quincy, Mass. Tonnage: 30,293 (23,750 U.S.A. measurement). Dimensions: 637' x 89' (683' o.l.). Twin-screw, 25 knots. Steam turbines. One mast and two funnels. Service speed: 22 knots. Launched: September 16, 1950. Maiden voyage: New York-Mediterranean ports, June 21, 1951. Modifications: Superstructure was enlarged in 1959 and passenger capacity reduced to 395. Passengers: 484 first, 350 cabin, 254 tourist. Sister ship: Independence. Ownership Change: Sold to Atlantic Far East Line, 1974. Fate: Sank while under tow to shipbreakers, 1997.

 

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Passenger Lists

 

1952-03-01 Passenger List for SS Constitution

 

1952-03-01 SS Constitution Passenger List

First Class Passenger List for the SS Constitution of the American Export Lines, Departing 1 March 1952 from Naples to New York via Genoa, Cannes, and Gibraltar, Commanded by Captain Bernt A. Jacobsen.

 

Front Cover, First Class Passenger List for the SS Constitution of the American Export Lines, Departing 21 August 1953 from New York to Naples.

 

1953-08-21 SS Constitution Passenger List

First Class Passenger List for the SS Constitution of the American Export Lines, Departing 21 August 1953 from New York to Naples via Gibraltar, Cannes, and Genoa, Commanded by Captain Ernest H. Nelson.

 

Front Cover of a First Class Passenger List from the SS Constitution of the American Export Lines, Departing 5 November 1954 from New York to Naples via Cannes and Genoa

 

1954-11-05 SS Constitution Passenger List

First Class Passenger List from the SS Constitution of the American Export Lines, Departing 5 November 1954 from New York to Naples via Cannes and Genoa, Commanded by Captain Bernt A. Jacobsen.

 

Front Cover of a First Class Passenger List from the SS Constitution of the American Export Lines, Departing 7 December 1954 from Naples to New York via Genoa, Cannes, and Gibraltar

 

1954-12-07 SS Constitution Passenger List

First Class Passenger List from the SS Constitution of the American Export Lines, Departing 7 December 1954 from Naples to New York via Genoa, Cannes, and Gibraltar, Commanded by Captain Bernt A. Jacobsen.

 

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Menus

 

Photograph of the Manhattan Skyline at Night on the Front Cover of a Vintage Large Format Luncheon Menu from 10 February 1954 on board the SS Constitution of the American Export Lines

 

1954-02-10 SS Constitution Large Format Luncheon Menu

Photograph of the Manhattan Skyline at Night on the Front Cover of a Vintage Large Format Luncheon Menu from 10 February 1954 on board the SS Constitution of the American Export Lines featured Poached Supreme of Black Bass, Mushroom and Oyster Sauce; Egg Noodles à la Bolognaise; and Pineapple Pie for dessert. GGA Image ID # 1718c77622

 

Photograph of the Capitol, Washington DC on the Front Cover of a Vintage Large Format Luncheon Menu from 11 February 1954 on board the SS Constitution of the American Export Lines

 

1954-02-11 SS Constitution Large Format Luncheon Menu

Vintage Large Format Luncheon Menu from 11 February 1954 on board the SS Constitution of the American Export Lines featured Broiled Mackerel with Bacon, Linguini à la Siciliana or Meat Sauce, and Blueberry Pie for dessert.

 

Photograph of the Alhambra in Granada on the Front Cover of a Vintage Large Format Luncheon Menu from 12 February 1954 on board the SS Constitution of the American Export Lines

 

1954-02-12 SS Constitution Large Format Luncheon Menu

Vintage Large Format Luncheon Menu from 12 February 1954 on board the SS Constitution of the American Export Lines featured Boiled Brisket of Beef, Fresh Vegetables — Horseradish Sauce; Chicken Chow Mein, Fried Noodles and Steamed Rice; and Apricot Pie for dessert.

 

Photograph of the Baalbek Near Beirut on the Front Cover of a Vintage Large Format Luncheon Menu from 13 February 1954 on board the SS Constitution of the American Export Lines

 

1954-02-13 SS Constitution Large Format Luncheon Menu

Vintage Large Format Luncheon Menu from 13 February 1954 on board the SS Constitution of the American Export Lines featured Chicken a la Cacciatora with Risotto, Baby Irish Lamb Stew with Dumplings, and Deep Dish Cherry Pie for dessert.

 

Photograph of the Abul Abbas Mosque in Alexandria on the Front Cover of a Vintage Large Format Luncheon Menu from 14 February 1954 on board the SS Constitution of the American Export Lines

 

1954-02-14 SS Constitution Large Format Luncheon Menu

Vintage Large Format Luncheon Menu from 14 February 1954 on board the SS Constitution of the American Export Lines featured Ravioli à la Bolognese, Chinese Pepper Steak with Rice, and Mille-Feuille Cake for dessert.

 

Front Cover Featuring a Photograph of the Harbor at Haifa of a Vintage Large-Format Luncheon Menu from 15 February 1954 on board the SS Constitution of the American Export Lines

 

1954-02-15 SS Constitution Large Format Luncheon Menu

Vintage Large-Format Luncheon Menu from 15 February 1954 on board the SS Constitution of the American Export Lines featured Farfalle à la Bolognese, Filet of Black Bass Sauté, Amandine, and Apple Brown Betty for dessert.

 

Front Cover of a Vintage Captain's Dinner Menu from Monday, 15 February 1954 on board the SS Constitution of the American Export Lines featured Frog Legs, Poulette; Broiled Filet Mignon, Rossini; and Petits Fours for dessert.

 

1954-02-15 SS Constitution Captain's Dinner Menu

Vintage Captain's Dinner Menu from Monday, 15 February 1954 on board the SS Constitution of the American Export Lines featured Frog Legs, Poulette; Broiled Filet Mignon, Rossini; and Petits Fours for dessert.

 

Photograph of Pisa and the Leaning Tower on the Front Cover of a Vintage Large Format Luncheon Menu from 16 February 1954 on board the SS Constitution of the American Export Lines

 

1954-02-16 SS Constitution Large Format Luncheon Menu

Vintage Large Format Luncheon Menu from 16 February 1954 on board the SS Constitution of the American Export Lines featured Broiled Beech-Nut Ham Steak, Baden Baden, Yankee Pot Roast, Potato Pancakes, and Pound Cake for dessert.

 

Photograph of Pompey's Pillar in Alexandria on the Front Cover of a Vintage Large Format Luncheon Menu from 17 February 1954 on board the SS Constitution of the American Export Lines

 

1954-02-17 SS Constitution Large Format Luncheon Menu

Vintage Large Format Luncheon Menu from 17 February 1954 on board the SS Constitution of the American Export Lines featured Filet of Beef Point Broil, Madeira Sauce - Grilled Tomato, Linguini al Pesto, and Farina Pudding for dessert.

 

Photograph of the Forum in Rome on the Front Cover of a Vintage Large Format Luncheon Menu from 18 February 1954 on board the SS Constitution of the American Export Lines

 

1954-02-18 SS Constitution Large Format Luncheon Menu

Vintage Large Format Luncheon Menu from 18 February 1954 on board the SS Constitution of the American Export Lines featured Chicken Sauté with Fresh Fennel, Lamb Shank a l'Oriental with Rice Pilaff, and Pineapple Sherbet for dessert.

 

American Export Lines 1957 Advertisement "A Voyage to Remember, the SS Constitution and SS Independence.

American Export Lines 1957 Advertisement "A Voyage to Remember, the SS Constitution and SS Independence. Scene from 20th Century-Fox's production of Leo McCarey's "AN AFFAIR TO REMEMBER" co-starring CARY GRANT and DEBORAH KERR, which takes place aboard the s.s. Constitution. A Jerry Wald Production in CinemaScope. Color by Deluxe. GGA Image ID # 15f57df6b4

A Voyage to Remember

A Sunlane Cruise to Europe this Fall or Winter can be your voyage to remember. For as little as $535 in Cabin Class or $685 in First, you can sail aboard the great Independence or Constitution for a luxurious 3-week round trip to the Mediterranean!

The Independence and Constitution will be sailing from New York approximately every two weeks all this Fall and early Winter through January. You'll have time to visit ashore at 3 to 8 ports, such as Canary Islands, Casablanca, Barcelona, Cannes, Genoa, Naples, Tangier, Madeira.

At sea there's fun, glamour, relaxation! And you'll have an air conditioned stateroom, private bathroom with shower, enjoy absolutely unsurpassed cuisine. For complete information and illustrated literature, see your Travel Agent or write to American Export Lines, New York.

 

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