Views from the past, hope for the future

The SS United States interiors then and now

The SS United States interiors were stripped to remove asbestos. The 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.

Views from the past and hope for the future show what once was and her current state in Philadelphia.

Her future lies with a dedicated group of fans fighting to save the ship. Follow their progress go to the SS United States Conservancy

SS United States interiors
Ballroom
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
Photo.
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 GO TO SS UNITED STATES HOME PAGE
S.S. AMERICA, S.S. UNITED STATES sailing on the 'All American' team to Europe