S. S. U n i t e d S t a t e s
States, Steam Ship
Company: United States Lines Company, New York, NY, USA
Pier: 86; US Lines berth
Registry: New York, NY, USA
News Shipbuilding and Dry dock, Newport News, VA, USA
Designer: Gibbs and Cox Inc., New York, NY USA
Keel-water: 06/22/1951-4:14pm CST
Floated: 06/23/1951-5:01am CST
Note: 12 hrs. and 47 min. for the graving dock to flood sufficiently to lift the "S.S. United States"
Christ. By: Mrs. Thomas Connally
Cost: $70 million (US)
steam engines; 951 PSIG,
Boilers: 8 x Iowa Class Babcock & Wilcox Design
Power: 6 x 1,500 kilowatt turbo steam generators; 2x 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)
101' 6" x 60'
Tonnage: 53,330 GRT, 29,475 Net
Hull: Steel; steel frames, and compartments; Aluminium superstructure
Keel: 122' to top of bridge; 175' to top of first funnel
Livery: White over black, white name lettering
Funnels: 2x oval; red base, white stripe; blue top w/tail wing; Aluminium
Anchors: 3; 1 x port, 1x amidships, 1 x starboard
Safety: Optimized; military grade; smoke detection, fire suppression, etc.
Captain: Larry J. Alexanderson; Commodore; Retired
passenger, 340x crew
Pass: 1,972; 894 1st Class, 524 2nd Class, 554 3rd Class
Crew: 1,044; Master+Crew, Housecleaning, Galley; Restaurants; Stewards, Engineering, etc
Notes: She is the fastest ocean liner ever built.
Sold to Turkish interests in 1993;
towed to Turkey; plans fell through
Prior: Storage at her builders. Before December 1969, used as passenger liner.
Present: Re-acquired by US interests in 1997; towed back to US waters; stored Philadelphia, PA, USA
Current: Stored in Philadelphia,
Status: Pending discussion for restoration
'SS United States Webring Homepage' by LCH4 is
part of the 'Save The SS United States Webring'
by Ships of the Line.
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