At the time this photo was taken Farrell Lines was operating 4 of these ships between the U.S. East Coast and the Mediterranean: Resolute, Argonaut, Export Patriot and Export Freedom. Resolute, completed in 1980 at Bath Iron Works, was probably the last steam turbine-powered cargo ship ever built. In 1998 they were replaced by 3 diesel-powered container ships: Enterprise, Endurance and Endeavor. In 2005 The company was taken over by Maersk and the 3 ships were renamed Maersk Vermont, Maersk Maryland and Maersk Maine.
These "Bath Ships" operated for many years and were quite successful. The only exception was the first of the class, the infamous Sea Witch, which, in 1973, got into a collision with the tanker Esso Brussels in the middle of New York Harbor. Even so, while the forward end of the Sea Witch was scrapped, the after end (where the engines were) was rebuilt as a chemical tanker called the Chemical Pioneer, which operated for many years thereafter.