S.S. AMERICA, S.S. UNITED STATES sailing on the 'All American' team to Europe

S.S. United States

Image from the Mariner's Museum collection Newport News VA

Image from the Mariner’s Museum collection Newport News VA- Header image from shipbucket.com

 

 

On July 7 1952 the S.S. United States cut 10 hours off the Atlantic speed record set 14 years earlier by the Queen Mary. The crossing time from New York to the finish line at Bishop’s Rock U,K, a little over 3 days and then hours. The ship and her crew were celebrated on both sides of the Atlantic. 150,000 New Yorker’s turned out to give the captain and chief engineer a Broadway ticker tape parade.

Welcome aboard the S.S. United States. America’s flagship from 1952 to 1969.

In the following pages you will find.

  • An illustrated story of the ship from construction to her current fight for survival.
  • A tour of the interiors and introduction to the design team
  • Sailing on the ship from a passenger’s perspective
  • Finally we go to Philadelphia for a tour of the ship and efforts to save her

An illustrated history of the ship is available bellow. It is in three part and published in POWERSHIPS,,the magazine of the Steamship Historical Society of America.

 

The SS United States The Last Queen of the U.S. Merchant Marine.

PART ONE

The story of the fastest liner from design & build to departure for her Historic Maiden Voyage

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The SS United States The Last Queen of the U.S. Merchant Marine.

PART TWO

Winning the Blue Riband and the Glory Years of the 1950’s]

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The SS United States The Last Queen of the U.S. Merchant Marine.

PART THREE

The slow decline of the ship from from the glory days to the current fight for survival.

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*Reprinted with permission from  the Steamship Historical Society of America

Sailing up the Hudson River for a publicity shot L Driscoll collection

Sailing up the Hudson River for a publicity shot
L Driscoll collection


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