City of Birmingham (Ship) scrapbook
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City of Birmingham (Ship) scrapbook

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Unknown.
Title: City of Birmingham (Ship) scrapbook
Dates: 1923
Extent: 0.1 cubic feet (1 volume)
Identification: MS 2304

Biographical/Historical Note

The City of Birmingham, a passenger ship built for the Ocean Steamship Company of Savannah, Georgia and was first launched in August 1923. The ship was equipped with the latest amenities of the time for the handling of freight and for the accommodation of passengers along the Atlantic coastline from Savannah, Georgia to New York, New York. The City of Birmingham had the capacity for 164 first class passengers and 40 second class passengers.

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains a scrapbook with photographs and newspaper clippings regarding the launch of the City of Birmingham ship from Newport News, Virginia on 30 August 1930. The passenger ship was built for the Ocean Steamship Company of Savannah, Georgia.

Index Terms

City of Birmingham (Ship)
Clippings (information artifacts)
Ocean Steamship Company of Savannah.

Administrative Information

Processing Information

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Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.


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