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Various Ships - USL's vast freighter fleet late 1950s

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United States Lines:  Here is USL's vast post-war freighter fleet, numbering forty ships of the C-2 Class built on left-over WW2 hulls, and nine in the modern Mariner Class operated by subsidiary American Pioneer Line. 

This twelve-page brochure from the late 1950s contains six interior photos.  Unlike the luxury combo ships operated by many overseas competitors, the USL interiors were very basic.  But any S.S. UNITED STATES fan will recognize the furniture design.  The C-2 ships had 3 different types of deck plan lay-outs and all are shown here.  Several cabins are clustered around the captain's quarters with a dining room close-by and not much in the way of deck space.  You needed a pile of good books to survive a long voyage on a C-2.  More plans show that the Mariner Class ships were more spacious with larger cabins, a dining room, and a lounge, although alcohol was not served on either class of ship.  There are also several pages of passenger info and a very long list of world-wide offices.  

The USL freighters covered all corners of the globe.  Alas, these ships were not well suited for the switch to containers.  And when USL finally replaced them with dedicated container ships, the new ships were too slow to be competitive.  The line, once the glory of the American merchant marine, faded away in the 1980s.  This brochure shows the United States Lines' freighter fleet at its zenith.
 
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