RPPC H.F. ALEXANDER towed to Seattle Washington Ship Wreck Tug Boat Real Photo

Payment must be made within 3 days of the end of auction. I have been collecting RPPCs and other Real Photos, mostly maritime related, for 25+ years. I'm now thinning my collection a bit so check back often to see new listings or check the "Follow This Seller" button. I combine shipping for multi-wins. For multi-wins, please wait for an Ebay invoice from me before making payment. ! Steamer H. F. ALEXANDER (ex Great Northern): A steel-hulled steamer with three decks, two masts and a speed of 23 knots, built in 1914 in Philadelphia as the Great Northern and operated between Portland and San Francisco by the Great Northern Pacific Steamship Company from 1915 until 1917. The U.S. Government purchased the vessel for War service during which she made ten round trips between New York and Brest establishing a world record of fourteen days, four and a half hours for a round trip. After War service she became the Columbia and was commissioned as the flagship of the Atlantic Fleet of the United States Navy. She was purchased by the Admiral Line on March 4, 1922 and brought back to the Pacific Coast. After H. F. Alexander of the Admiral Line took her over, he named her after himself and had her thoroughly overhauled, and she became even faster than previously. Her enormous turbines developed 25,000 shaft horsepower and she could do 27 knots ... read more