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WOODEN SHIP MODELS four diesel engines caused the death of 29 crew members and shipyard workers and injured many more. After repairs she resumed her South American service. The MY Georgie, also menti oned in the article, was seriously damaged by bomb and fire, east of Suez, during WWII, salvaged, partially restored and saw service as a troop, immigrant and passenger ship. (My first view of New York was from her decks.) I full y endorse the sentiments expressed in the last paragraph of Mr. Freeman 's excellent articl e. There was a "grandness" about the old liners that simply does not ex ist today .

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Errata

Lester Rosenblatt 's educational background was incorrectl y reported in Sea History 65. He graduated with a Bachelor of Sc ience fro m the City College of New York, and a Bache lor of Science fro m the Uni versity of Michigan. He recentl y received an Honorary PhD from the Webb Institute. Historic, antique U.S. Coast Survey maps from the 1800s Most American seaports and coastal waters. Reprints, too. Unique framed, great as gifts. · _. $1 brings illustrated lists. Specify area. CHARTIFACTS , DSH, Box 8954 Richmond VA 23225. 804/272-7 120

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The names of three ocean liners in Ralph Freeman' s " Memories of the Liner Era" were incorrectl y spe ll ed : Carmarnia should be Carmania, Exochordia should by Exochorda, and Ascenia should be Ascania. The authur had thi s ri ght.

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