Built in 1952, the SS United States is a luxury ocean liner which sailed the Atlantic Ocean. Designed to also be used as a troop transport in time of war, the ships top speed was kept a classified secret. Soon after she was built she proved how fast she was capturing the record for the quickest crossing of the Atlantic Ocean in both directions. Even in her retirement, the SS United States holds the Blue Riband trophy awarded to the fastest passenger ship to cross the Atlantic in regular service.
Fabulously luxurious, the ship carried many famous dignitaries and celebrities in her day. A voyage on the SS United States was the trip of a lifetime. With the advent of commercial jet airliners, travel by ship fell out of favor and the ship was removed from service.
The Titanic-size ship — which in its 1950s prime offered one of the most stylish ways to travel between New York and Europe — has been mothballed for decades, ever since jet travel ended the era of the trans-Atlantic superliner.
Today the ship is in danger of being scrapped. There is a strong effort to preserve the ship by the SS United States Conservancy. As the current owners and stewards of America's National Flagship, the SS United States Conservancy is working to secure the SS United States and her legacy by establishing a public-private partnership to refurbish and repurpose the ship as a self-sustaining, multi-purpose stationary waterfront attraction and by conducting effective education and advocacy programs on behalf of this irreplaceable American maritime icon.
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