1973: Cruise Ship Bomb Threat

1973: Cruise Ship Bomb Threat

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1973: Cruise Ship Bomb Threat

Mariposa (1952) in her Matson Line livery.

On 11 July 1973, Pacific Far East Lines cruise ship Mariposa (1952), while docked in Los Angeles, received a marine telephone call from a man who claimed that a bomb had been planted in the luggage collection area of the 300-passenger vessel.

Originally a cargo vessel named Pine Tree Mariner, Mariposa was built in Quincy, Massachusetts, by Bethlehem Steel. In 1956 she was sold to Matson Navigation Co., which converted her into a passenger ship at the shipyard of the Willamette Iron and Steel Corp. of Portland, Oregon.

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