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GENERAL W.C. MEIGS: 1944 - Rare APL troopship menu from 1940s

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American President Lines – A very rare menu from the S.S. GENERAL M.C. MEIGS, a World War 2 troopship operated for a short time by APL.

Although undated, the menu is from 1946-1949 when American President Lines operated the vessel under charter from the War Shipping Administration.  The menu stock is from APL’s pre-WW2 civilian service with a cover illustration of a Japanese geisha.  The meal is the “Aloha Dinner” and choices such as Fresh Shrimp Cocktail, Grilled Fillet Mignon, and Baked Sugar Cured Ham indicates the diners were either officers or civilian passengers. 

For those few years the GENERAL M.C. MEIGS was decked out in APL livery, complete with the famous eagle logo on the funnels.  The ship went back to the Navy in 1950 and continued sailing as a troopship until lay-up in the late 1950s.  In 1972, while being towed to San Francisco for scrapping, the ship broke loose during a storm and was wrecked upon the rocky shores of Washington state.

Very good condition. 

$25.00
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