SS Lurline Departing Honolulu with 442nd RCT, 1943
Youtube video – Sailing day on the SS LURLINE from Honolulu, Hawaii… memories now vanished.
Cruise History and Liner History: The SS Lurline was half way from Honolulu to San Francisco on 7 December 1941, when the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor. She made her destination safely, travelling at maximum speed, and soon returned to Hawaii with her Matson sisters Mariposa and Monterey in a convoy laden with troops and supplies.
The SS Lurline docking at San Diego’s Broadway pier in the 1930s.
The SS Lurline was the third Matson vessel to hold that name and the last of four fast and luxurious ocean liners that Matson built for the Hawaii and Australasia runs from the West Coast of the United States. Lurline’s sister ships were SS Malolo, SS Mariposa and SS Monterey.
Lurline departing Hilo, Hawaii – 1960s
SS LURLINE arrrival scene – Honolulu – 1941 – Months before Pearl Harbor