flag displayed below is known as the "HOUSE FLAG" which the S. S.
OREGON MAIL sailed under. It was created about 1955 by Puget Sound Tent
and Duck Co. being 914.4mm high x 1524mm wide.
subject of this web page is the history of Ocean Pheonix, 53 years ago.
The 03 deck of the central superstructure was designed to house a
maximum of 12 passengers in 8 cabins. Locations of photos
taken in this area on April 15, 2011 are indicated in numbered black
dots. Notice also, that there is a painting in the CARD ROOM of the
ship as S. S. OREGON MAIL.
Two of the 1960's broucher photos below, can be compared to the 2011 photos 13 and 14. The cabin photo can perhaps be compared to cabins 3, 5 or 8.
|A service between Seattle and the Far East under the name of the Admiral Oriental Mail Line, was taken over by the Dollar family in 1922 and re-named the American Mail Line. The Dollar and American Mail Lines were taken over by the government to prevent their bankruptcy in 1938 and the former was re-named American President Lines. American Mail regained its independence at this time. Following privatization after the WWII, the company was re-acquired, by American President Lines in 1954. The use of the American Mail Lines name and flag ended in 1973.|
Seattle, Saigon, Singapore, Madras, Singapore, Manila, San Francisco
(Optional calls at Yokohama, Hong Kong, Colombo, Cochin,
Bombay, Chittagong, Chalna and Calcutta.)
Passenger Service is still available on Ocean Freighters. See: FREIGHTER TRAVEL CLUB
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