S.S. United States

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Turner Publishing Company, 2002 - History - 176 pages
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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. Frank Braynard, the nation's leading maritime historian, has agreed to allow the S.S. United States Foundation to reprint his highly sought after book The Big Ship. Robert Hudson Westover, S.S. United States Foundation Chairman and coauthor, chronicles what has happened to the S.S. United States since 1982 (the year The Big Ship was published) and also has written the book's introduction. The S.S. United States is the greatest ocean liner this country has ever built, and this book stands as a fitting tribute and celebration of the 50th Anniversary of her maiden voyage. The United States still holds the West bound speed record on the North Atlantic.
  

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Contents

Foreword by Susan Gibbs
4
The Big Ship by Frank Braynard
10
Preservation or Plunder? by Robert Hudson Westover
145
Passenger and Crew Stories
153
From 1969 to Today by Bill DiBenedetto
163
Index
172
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