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SS UNITED STATES – Waiting for her future in Philadelphia. A bit of history that deserves a better ending – from today’s MARITIME PROFESSIONAL. Rumor has it that Norwegian Carribean Line  NCL is looking to scrap the SS United States. A more dignified end for her might be sinking her ... Read More »

Labor Day – SS United States, SS America and SS Constitution

Labor Day – SS United States, SS America and SS Constitution – From our collection of photos – busy liners – New York City in the 1950s: SS United States (US Lines) sailing from New York Harbor. SS America (US lines) docked in New York. SS Constitution (American Export Lines) ... Read More »


The Flagship of America is in need of help…your help…and a vision to restore her. Please help save the SS United States! Cruise ship history: 22-year-old SS UNITED STATES Conservancy supporter Jonathan Doucette has crafted a sixty-second online commercial spot promoting the cause of saving our nation’s flagship.   A fierce ... Read More »

End Of An Era – The merchant fleets, passenger liners, diminished after the 1950s and 1960s.

End Of An Era – The merchant fleets – passenger liners – diminished after the 1950s and 1960s. Passenger ships, flying European and American flags, such as the United States, France, QE 2, Rotterdam, Lurline, would soon be under foreign flags and served by foreign nationals.  Stewards were no longer ... Read More »

SS AMERICA – United States Lines famed liner sailed in 1940 on maiden voyage.

SS AMERICA – Sailing from New York on her maiden voyage. The SS America was an ocean liner built in 1940 for the United States Lines. She carried many names in the 54 years between her construction and her 1994 wrecking, as she served as the SS America (carrying this ... Read More »

SS UNITED STATES is up for sale and could end up as scrap metal. Will the QE 2 be next?

The great ocean liner SS United States docked next to Ikea in Philadelphia has been put up for sale. A preservation group for the mothballed ocean liner fears a buyer could end up using it as scrap metal.  Steven Ujifusa, who was a volunteer production assistant for the above video, ... Read More »

Cruise History: A VOYAGE BACK IN TIME…

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SS UNITED STATES: FIRST LADY OF THE SEA! Celebrating the inauguration of President Obama with a great video about a ship symbolyzing the USA.

This great video uses archival footage and a rare 78rpm recording of the SS United States theme song to highlight the glory days of this fabled ship. The song, “First Lady of the Sea,” was written by brothers Meyer & Emery Davis, who also conducted the ship’s orchestra, and is ... Read More »

Cruise: Visiting Europe on an American Ship – Advertisement from the United States Lines in the 1920s.

An advertisement tempting Americans Europe-ward, in the 1920s. The SS United States: ultra-fast in the 1950s and 1960s — but just too late.   “Crossing the Pond” by liner was killed by the Jet. Read More »

Cruise Ship History – The SS United States. The fastest liner ever built. Video of celebrities and presidents. From Harry S. Truman to Elizabeth Taylor sailing aboard the great liner.

Great youTube video on the SS United States from past to present.  The SS United States. Read More »