SS United States

the story of America"s greatest ocean liner by Miller, William H.

Publisher: P. Stephens in Sparkford, Nr Yeovil, Somerset

Written in English
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Edition Notes

Other titlesS.S. United States.
StatementWilliam H. Miller ; foreword by Margaret Truman Daniel.
LC ClassificationsVM383.U5 M55 1991
The Physical Object
Pagination224 p. :
Number of Pages224
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1300490M
ISBN 10185260204X
LC Control Number92165612

  SS United States, the biggest, fastest, most glamorous of the U.S.-built ocean liners, may be put back into service as early as as the crown jewel of Crystal Cruise’s burgeoning luxury fleet if she can be brought back up to snuff after 20 hard years of languishing at Pier 82 in Philadelphia. “The SS United States is a symbol of our country’s industry and accomplishment the destruction of the United States would be tantamount to destroying other national monuments like the Liberty Bell or the Statue of Liberty we must maintain what is good and constant in our past if we are to imagine a better future.”. The SS United States still holds the westbound transatlantic speed record—a once coveted prize known as the Blue Riband of the Atlantic—with a crossing time of 3 days, 12 hours, 12 minutes. With the highest-ever sustained top speed of 35 knots, the SS United States is the world’s fastest ocean liner. While the United States lost the eastbound transatlantic speed record in to.

The SS United States cruise ship in seen in New York City harbor, June 1, "This is the most famous ship that didn't sink," said Susan Gibbs, executive director of the SS United States. The SS United States was a technological marvel of its day, a sprinting giant of a ship that rose from the Newport News shipyard in and earned legions of fans along the way. Courtesy of Joan Browning and the SS United States Conservancy. A Family Cruise. Eight-year-old Joan Browning and her family sailed to and from Europe on the SS United States in During their voyages, they played bingo, watched the sights from the decks, and enjoyed the ship’s food and service. The SS United States has sat at its dock for 16 years as the weather strips its paint and rusts the metal. The ship is feet longer than the Titanic tons heavier, but faster.

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This book stands as a tribute of her maiden voyage, a celebration of her. The SS United States Fiftieth Anniversary Commemorative Book is the first comprehensive work on the vessel in decades.

This volume includes many rarely seen photographs from the liner's golden years to her forlorn and lonely twilight years. William Henry Miller, Jr. (Bill Miller) (born May 3, ) is a maritime author and historian who has written numerous books dealing with the golden age of ocean liners.

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Built as a luxury liner and auxiliary troopship just after the end of WWII, SS United States was the fastest Atlantic passenger liner in the world for many years.

Customer Questions & Answers See questions and answers. Customer reviews. out of 5 /5(13). A monument to the American can-do spirit The SS United States represents our common values, our strengths, and the epic scope and scale of our ambition. Her story is our story, and today, America’s Flagship needs our help.

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Salvidor Dali and his wife on another voyage of the SS United States. Macaulay is working on a new book that he said will trace the evolution of passenger ships through the building of the SS United States and describe his experiences as a boy sailing on the ship to a new home on another continent.

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Vintage United States Lines. The S.S. Louis, part of the Hamburg-America Line (Hapag), was tied up at Shed 76 awaiting its next voyage which was to take Jewish refugees from Germany to Cuba.

Once the refugees arrived in Cuba they would await their quota number to be able to enter the United States. The SS United States was originally supposed to be in Philadelphia for 21 days, according to media reports from Days.

We are now in the 21st year it has been docked on the Delaware, and. His first book, A Man and His Ship, tells the story of William Francis Gibbs, the naval architect who created the ocean liner SS United States; The Wall Street Journal named it one of the best nonfiction titles of Released on: J Last year in June, he self-published a book, “SS United States: The View From Down Below,” that details his knowledge about the ship gleaned during Author: Bill Bleyer.

The SS United States, which holds the record for the fastest maritime journey across the Atlantic Ocean, has been docked at Philadelphia's Pier 82 on the Delaware River since Author: Qadree Fletcher.

This colourful history covers the SS United States' active service from towhen she dominated the seas. Compiled from a wealth of previously unpublished material, this book is packed with historical photography from both sides of the Atlantic.

United States Lines: SS United States “The Big Ship” by Frank Braynard. This book was a labor of love for Frank and certainly one of his best. WFG’s Brother Frederick was the force behind the book and Frank took on the project whole heartedly.

The greatest of which has surely been the SS UNITED STATES as she has spent more time in lay-up than at sea.

Nearly all of these 'ships of state' were simply to costly to maintain and keep in service. The British Cunard Line threw in the towel on the MARY and ELIZABETH in and respectively. One of course, would find a future in.

When Harry Manning took over as skipper of the S.S. United States the country had developed a reputation as a great sea power with a first rate Navy, offset by a regrettable third-rate passenger fleet.

In control of the most powerful passenger liner ever built, Manning was determined to show the world that Americans could build and sail record breaking ocean liners.

A six-month, $1 million engineering study of the SS United States concluded it is unfeasible to convert the s ocean liner for modern passenger service, leading Crystal Cruises to back out of its option to refurbish the ship.

“Unfortunately, the hurdles that would face us when trying to bring a year-old vessel up to modern safety, design and international regulatory compliance.

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she was 17 and said she stayed mostly under deck in cheap steerage. The SS United States: The SS Unites States has been my favorite ship for many years now and she holds a special place in my heart.

I was 19 when I was given permission to visit her in Newport News (by then owners USC.) Every moment of those visits are etched into my memory.

The SS United States, an ocean liner bigger than the Titanic that once carried celebrities across the Atlantic at record speeds, may one day sail again.

Crystal Cruises luxury travel company has plans to overhaul the ship. The cost is expected to be at least $ million. The massive steamship has been docked in Philadelphia for two decades. Race to save 'America's flagship' the SS United States.

The year-old luxury cruise liner that bears the name of this nation, floats rusting in a Philadelphia : Trina Thompson.SS United States Conservancy, Washington D.

C. 22K likes. The SS United States Conservancy — a national non-profit organization (c3)/5(42).This colourful history covers the SS United States' active service from to when she dominated the seas of Atlantic, sweeping all rivals before her.

The astonishing operational capacity of this national icon of the United States, with her red, white and blue funnels, sleek streamlined hull and silver coated fittings, was shrouded in.