United States Lines


S.S. America - United States Lines
United States Lines "S.S. America" - (Circa 1950's)"

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S. S.   A m e r i c a


        Name: America, Steam Ship
  Company: United States Lines Company, New York, NY, USA
           Pier: 86; US Lines berth
    Insurers: TBD
    Registry: TBD

      Builder: Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry dock, Newport News, VA, USA
   Designer: Gibbs and Cox Inc., New York, NY USA
          Built: 02/08/1950
 Launched: 06/23/1951
Keel-water: 06/22/1951-4:14p CST
     Floated: 06/23/1951-5:01a CST
          Note: 12 hrs. and 47 min. for the graving dock to flood sufficiently to lift the "S.S. United States"

 Christened: 06/23/1951
   Christ. By: Mrs. Thomas Connally
       Maiden: 07/03/1952
           Cost: $70 million (US)

      Engines: Westinghouse, steam engines; 951 PSIG, 965 degrees F.
        Boilers: 8 x IOWA Class Babcock & Wilcox Design
         Power: 6 x 1,500 kilowatt turbo steam generators; 2 x 250Kw diesel emergency generators
         Horse: 130,000 Shaft Horsepower
          Drive: Quad screw; 2 x port; 2 x starboard
         Props: Outboard wings x 4 blade, inboard wings x 5 blade; 18' diameter, manganese bronze, 30 tons ea.
        Speed: 35½ knots (50 knots max)
        Range: 10,000 nautical miles (non-stop)

       Specs: 773' x 82' x 36'
           Hull: Steel; black
          Keel: Steel; red w/white stripe
        Livery: White over black, white name lettering
     Funnels: 2 x oval; red base, white stripe; blue top w/tail wing; Aluminium
     Anchors: 2; 1 x port, 1 x starboard
        Decks: 10
         Masts: 1

     Captain: TBD

          Pass: _,___; _,___ 1st Class, _,___ 2nd Class, _,___ 3rd Class
          Crew: _,___; Master+Crew, House cleaning, Galley; Restaurants; Stewards, Engineering, etc

   Demise: Wrecked.
       Date: 1983
         How: Earthquake, and a tidal wave.
     Where: Canary Islands.

      History: TBD
          Prior: Passenger service.

     Current: Wrecked, by an earthquake, and a tidal wave.
       Status: Remaining bow section, lies on a beach in the Canary Islands.

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