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.