Views from the past, hope for the future

The elegant interiors were stripped to remove asbestos. Art, furniture, silverware, navigation equipment went under the auction hammer to pay for docking fees. Yet despite her peeling paint and bare interiors she maintains her dignity ready for a comeback as a hotel/museum, and event center. The United States is looking forward to the sounds of footsteps on her deck, dancing in the ballroom, and a chance to tell her story to future generations.

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Ballroom today
Photo by Carl Weber

S.S. United States Ballroom

S.S. United States Ballroom

Photo by Carl Wesch

Photo by Carl Wesch

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First class stairway

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Operator

 

 

 

 

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telephone switchboard

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo Steamship Historical Society of America

Photo Steamship Historical Society of America

 

S.S. United States in Philadelphia. Photo by Carl Wesch

S.S. United States in Philadelphia.
Photo by Carl Wesch

 

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The United States in Philadelphia Photo by Carl Wesch

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First class dining room

 

Photo By Carl Weber

Photo By Carl Weber

S.S. United States Bridge. Photo The Mariner's Museum

S.S. United States Bridge.
Photo The Mariner’s Museum

S.S.United States Bridge 2012

S.S.United States Bridge 2012

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First class observation lounge
Photo U.S. Merchant Marine Academy Museum

 

Observation lounge Photo by Carl Weber

Observation lounge
Photo by Carl Weber

Photo. U.S. Merchant Marine Museum

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U.S. Merchant Marine Museum

 

Photo by Carl Weber

Photo by Carl Weber

Arrival in Southampton Maiden voyage, July 8 1952. U.S. merchant Marine Academy Museum

Arrival in Southampton
Maiden voyage, July 8 1952.
U.S. merchant Marine Academy Museum

2013 in Philadelphia Photo by Carl Weber

2013 in Philadelphia
Photo by Carl Weber