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Sunday, 14 August 2011

s.s. UNITED STATES

s.s. "United States", owner United States Lines, New York, USA. Builders Newport News Shipbuilding & Drydock Co., Newport News, USA in 1952. On July 3rd she made her maiden voyage New York-Southampton and broke all North Atlantic speed records, from Ambrose lightship to Bishop Rock in 3 days, 10 hours and 40 minutes at an average speed of 35.39 knots, while on the homebound leg she covered the same stretch in 3 days, 12 hours and 12 minutes at an average of 34.51 knots. Here she is pictured laid up at Norfolk and is in a sorry state, but hopefully she will once again be brought back in her original state (see the link in my blog).
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