CRUISE HISTORY – S.S. President Cleveland, American President Lines, Trans Pacific Route 1949-1950. All footage by 3rd Engineer V.M. Richardson.


AMERICAN PRESIDENT LINES HISTORY:  1960s composite publicity photo showing three of American President Lines’ handsome trans-Pacific passenger liners. SS President Cleveland, SS President Wilson and SS President Hoover. These modern liners provided regular scheduled service from California to the Orient via Honolulu, Hawaii. When the President Wilson completed her last voyage in 1973, that marked the end of the trans-Pacific passenger service that American President Lines and its forebears had offered since 1867.


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  1. William Meyer (Bill)

    I was an engine cadet on the Cleveland from March 21, 1950 thru May 30, 1950 along with the other engine cadet, Boyd Townsley. I believe you were there at the same time. she was a grand ship and it was a very good experience for me. I graduated from Kings Point in 1952.

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