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For the pop singing group, see The Four Aces The Four Aces were a pop singing group. ...


The original Four Aces were the cargo liners Excalibur, Exochorda, Exeter, and Excambion, built for American Export Lines by New York Shipbuilding of Camden, New Jersey between 1929 and 1931. AEL placed the "Four Aces" in service between the US and the Mediterranean, offering cruises of up to 40 days. During World War II, all four vessels were taken over by the U.S. Navy, renamed, and designated as AP- and APA-class troop transports. Three of the original Four Aces (Exochorda being the exception) were ultimately lost to enemy action. American Export-Isbrandtsen Lines, New York, was the leading US-flag shipping company between the US east coast and the Mediterranean from 1919 to 1977, offering both Cargo ship services and Passenger ship services, until declaring bankruptcy and was acquired by Farrell Lines, New York. ... The New York Shipbuilding Corporation (or New York Ship for short) was founded in 1899 and opened its first shipyard in 1900. ... Camden is the name of several places in the United States of America: Camden, Alabama Camden, Arkansas Camden, Delaware Camden County, Georgia Camden, Indiana Camden, Maine Camden, Michigan Camden, New Jersey Camden County, New Jersey Camden (village), New York Camden (town), New York Camden, Ohio Camden, South Carolina Camden, Tennessee... Official language(s) None, English de facto Capital Trenton Largest city Newark Area  Ranked 47th  - Total 8,729 sq. ... The United States Navy (USN) is the branch of the United States armed forces responsible for naval operations. ...


After World War II, American Export Lines purchased four C3-class transports built by Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corp. at Sparrow’s Point, Maryland, had them refitted as passenger liners, and placed them in service as the new "Four Aces." Carrying the names of the original quartet, the new "Four Aces" sailed under the AEL flag until the 1960s. Located in Sparrow Point Maryland, Bethlehem Shipbuilding (or Bethship) was a part of the Bethlehem Steel Corportation. ...


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Four Aces - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (189 words)
The original Four Aces were the cargo liners Excalibur, Exochorda, Exeter, and Excambion, built for American Export Lines by New York Shipbuilding of Camden, New Jersey between 1929 and 1931.
During World War II, all four vessels were taken over by the U.S. Navy, renamed, and designated as AP- and APA-class troop transports.
After World War II, American Export Lines purchased four C3-class transports built by Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corp. at Sparrow’s Point, Maryland, had them refitted as passenger liners, and placed them in service as the new "Four Aces." Carrying the names of the original quartet, the new "Four Aces" sailed under the AEL flag until the 1960s.
The Four Aces - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (271 words)
The Four Aces were a pop singing group.
They played locally in the Philadelphia area, and Alberts started his own record label, Victoria Records, when they could not find a distributor to release their first record, "(It's No) Sin." It sold a million copies, and Decca Records soon signed the group, billing them as The Four Aces featuring Al Alberts.
In 1975 a court awarded Diodati the right to the name in a court suit in which the original members tried to establish their right.
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