SS Transglobe Inducted into the National Maritime Hall of Fame

A veteran of two wars, the SS Transglobe, carried more than 200,000 passengers during World War II including troops and casualties. She ran seven runs through the U-boat packs of the North Atlantic in 1944 alone. She also participated in the D-Day invasion. In 1946 she was taken out of commission.

In 1960 the SS Transglobe was called back and participated in the Vietnam War. She did such a good job of transporting materials and troops along the coasts that she made the Viet Cong’s most wanted list.

The SS Transglobe was recently inducted into the National Maritime Hall of Fame, which is on the campus of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, NY. Read more on this topic.

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