S.S. Argentina and S.S. Brasil

Side by Side

 

 

 

These ships were built at Ingalls Shipbuilding in Pascagoula, Mississippi, for Moore-McCormack Lines, at a cost of $52 million. At the time, they were two of the largest passenger luxury ocean liners in the world and, to date, they have been the last passenger cruise ships built in the U.S. 

 
 

The Beautiful "Sisters" side by side.  The S.S. Argentina and the S.S. Brasil.

(Courtesy of Robert Castano)

 

 Leaving New York together are the S.S. Brasil, on the left, and the S.S. Argentina, on the right.  You will notice that the S.S. Brasil has her cargo gear stowed down. This picture is probably January 28 or 29 1964 and she commencing the Sea-Safari cruise with Captain Arthur Pierce.  The S.S. Argentina has her gear up, as she probably just finished her cargo operations at sailing and had no time to stow.  Information concerning this photo was provided by Captain Harold Vanderploeg.

(Courtesy of John-Paul DeRosa)

 

The beautiful twins posing in front of the Statue of Liberty.  This was taken shortly after they had both gone through renovations consisting of removing the Observation Deck and adding the two upper decks.  Photo was probably taken in early 1964 when both had been completed.  The S.S. Argentina is in front.  (Courtesy of Robert and Kenneth Bradsell)

 

This photo was taken in Rio and is in the Spring 1964 issue of the "The Mooremack News."  (Courtesy of Karin Cleary)

July 1971  -  S.S. Argentina and S.S. Brasil laid up in Baltimore taking on fuel for their trip to Bremerhaven, Germany.

(Photo courtesy of Capt. Tom Ellsworth Copyright 2003-2004 - All rights reserved. Do not reproduce. If anyone wants copies, please email Tom at tbells@cox.net)

S.S. Argentina, S.S. Brasil, Mormacsun, and Mormacsea laid up in Baltimore.

(Photo courtesy of Capt. Tom Ellsworth Copyright 2003-2004 - All rights reserved. Do not reproduce. If anyone wants copies, please email Tom at tbells@cox.net)

Argentina and Brasil

The S.S. Brasil and S.S. Argentina(Courtesy of Captain Harold Vanderploeg)

Argentina and Brasil in San Juan Puerto Rico

The S.S. Brasil and S.S. Argentina in San Juan Puerto Rico.  (Courtesy of Captain Harold Vanderploeg)

 
 
 

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