By Rene De La Pedraja
A most suitable authority has written the 1st accomplished reference in regards to the U.S. service provider Marine and American transport from the creation of steamships to modern diesel containerships--showing the impression of politics, economics, and expertise on maritime heritage over the last centuries. Over 500 entries describe humans, inner most businesses, company and exertions teams, engineering and technological advancements, executive companies, phrases, key legislation, landmark circumstances, concerns, occasions, and ships of observe. brief lists of references for extra interpreting accompany those entries. Appendices contain a chronology, diagrams of presidency enterprises, and lists of industrial and exertions teams by means of founding dates. An surprisingly huge index lends itself to the various learn pursuits of scholars, lecturers, and execs in maritime and financial heritage, business-labor-government family members, and armed forces studies.
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By 1960 the inroads of jet travel to Europe finally convinced USL that passenger travel aboard ships was largely obsolete and, rather than seeking a replacement, sought ways to dispose of the America. USL first obtained from the Maritime Administration* permission to reduce the number of money-losing voyages by the liner, whose last trips were in late 1963. The next year Greek shipowners bought the ship for operation in the cruise business. The career of the America under new names and under a shifting combination of foreign owners has been full of colorful episodes, and as of this writing it continues.
Gatewood 1963-1964 Andrew Neilson 1964-1970 Robert T. Young 1970-1977 William N. Johnston 1977-1986 Richard T. Soper 1986-1990 Frank J. larossi 1990-present References: American Bureau of Shipping, History 1862-1991; American Shipper, May 1992; E. K. Haviland, "Classification Society Registers from the Point of View of a Marine Historian," American Neptune 30 (1970): 9-39; Houston Chronicle, 12 April 1992; J. S. , 58th Congress, 3d Session, Report No. 2755, 1905. AMERICAN COMMITTEE FOR FLAGS OF NECESSITY (ACFN), 1959-1973.
By 1919 Alexander sensed his career within Congress and his political survival had begun to take divergent paths: after the passage of the landmark Shipping Act of 1916, any later legislation necessarily paled, while as a representative from a landlocked state his maritime accomplishments were increasingly irrelevant to his political future in Missouri. Alexander decided to make a grateful exit from Washington and on 15 December 1919 accepted the offer to become the last secretary of commerce of Woodrow Wilson.