Wednesday, May 27, 2015

A Massive Ship Rusts Away in Philadelphia



The S.S. United States is the largest ocean liner constructed entirely in the U.S., and the fastest ocean liner to cross the Atlantic in either direction.

Built in 1952, at a cost of $78 million, my family were passengers on her to London in 1967.

Her last uninterupted transatlantic passenger service was in 1969.

This massive ship has been docked, abandoned, on Pier 82 in Philadelphia since 1996.  She towers over everything around her.

2 comments:

Kate Marden said...

She's beautiful. They should make her into a hotel like the Queen Mary in Long Beach, CA. It is a fun place to stay, haunted ans romantic.

Shannon Gentry said...

She was a beautiful ship. My family took the SS United States to Le Havre in 1962 and we still have a menu from the ship luncheon.