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The four rusting ships, all ex-German transatlantic liners seized in 1917, would be auctioned off for the scrap heap and would not be sold to \"any nation designated as a belligerent.\"\u003cbr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cbr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eThe ships were the GEORGE WASHINGTON of 1907 (ex-Hamburg American Line), MONTICELLO of 1903 (ex-KAISER WILHELM II of North German Lloyd), MOUNT VERNON of 1907 (ex-KRONPRINZESSIN CECILIE of North German Lloyd), and AMERICA of 1907 (ex-AMERIKA of Hamburg American). \u003cbr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cbr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eThe MONTICELLO and MOUNT VERNON had been in lay-up for almost two decades and quickly were shuffled off to the breakers. But GEORGE WASHINGTON and AMERICA had been overhauled at great expense in the early 1920s for United States Lines. They went back into troopship service during WW2.\u003cbr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cbr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eVery good condition."}

Various: pre-war - 1940 news photo & story about 4 ex-German ships in lay-up

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Ship History - An original 1940 news photo with attached wire copy showing a jumble of funnels from ships laid up on the Patuxent River in 1940.

"U.S. Ships of World War to Go on Auction Block" announced the headline. The four rusting ships, all ex-German transatlantic liners seized in 1917, would be auctioned off for the scrap heap and would not be sold to "any nation designated as a belligerent."

The ships were the GEORGE WASHINGTON of 1907 (ex-Hamburg American Line), MONTICELLO of 1903 (ex-KAISER WILHELM II of North German Lloyd), MOUNT VERNON of 1907 (ex-KRONPRINZESSIN CECILIE of North German Lloyd), and AMERICA of 1907 (ex-AMERIKA of Hamburg American).

The MONTICELLO and MOUNT VERNON had been in lay-up for almost two decades and quickly were shuffled off to the breakers. But GEORGE WASHINGTON and AMERICA had been overhauled at great expense in the early 1920s for United States Lines. They went back into troopship service during WW2.

Very good condition.
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