SS Manhattan

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Fast Facts

Hull #: 405
Named for: A borough of New York City
Launched: December 5, 1931
Tonnage: 24,289 gross tons
Length: 705 ft
Speed: 20 Knots Standard
Capacity: 1,100+ passengers, 500 crew
Fate: Scrapped 1964 in Kearny, NJ
Trivia: Over the years, the Manhattan and her sister ship the Washington carried more passengers in proportion to their capacity than any of the giant foreign superstars.