219 Maine Maritime Academy Training Ship "State of Maine"

219 Maine Maritime Academy Training Ship State of Maine Castine

Stock #: 196540
Type: Postcard
Era: Chrome
City: Castine
State: Maine (ME)
County: Hancock
Publisher: Curt Teich & Co.
Size: 3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)
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Its 413 feet long, gross tonnage is 7,000 tons. It is the former United States Hospital Ship "Comfort" and as such was hit of Okinawa during World War 2, by a Japanese suicide plane, killing 36 people, including 16 nurses. The entire battalion of about 200 midship men and over 45 officers and crew members go on the cruise each year