The 'Big U', as the S. S. United States was affectionately called, was launched in 1952 and made history through her celebrated life as an ocean liner crossing the Atlantic and making several cruises.  Built by Gibbs and Cox as a technological marvel, she employed more horsepower and great use of aluminum to achieve record-breaking speed.  Since United States Lines ended her service in 1969, she has been sold several times, the furnishings were sold and she was towed to Turkey and the Ukraine for preparation for a planned re-fitting as a modern cruise ship.  Efforts to restore her to service were made by previous owners Richard Hadley and Marmara Marine.  At present, the S. S. United States is moored in Philadelphia, visible off of I-95, and is owned by Norwegian Cruise Lines, and may yet sail again as an American-flagged cruise ship.
The S. S. UNITED STATES -- The World's Fastest Ocean Liner and Winner of the Coveted Blue Ribband.  A Rare Collection of Artifacts from this Historic Ship Will Be Auctioned Soon on Ebay or other auction houses.  We invite you to preview these items and make any inquiries. Links to auctions will be provided here for your convenience.
The pictured items and many additional artifacts will be sold at auction during 2006, however we may consider serious offers to bypass the auction process.

Hand-drawn, Penciled Deck Plans-
perhaps drawn by William Francis Gibbs?
Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company Construction Blueprints
Official, Confidential Log Books
Including a Complete Log from the Builder's Trials in 1952
The Printing Plate for an Official Photo of the Builders' Trials
(the background to this page, prints may also be available)
First Class Dining Room Lamps
The Bell from the Crow's Nest
An Engine Builder's Plate
Cabin Lamps, etc.
Various Signs
Many Other Items
Contact Us at Information @ UnitedStatesArtifacts.com

You are invited to share in the extraordinary history of this vessel by owning a historic artifact from her construction and service.
Reciprocal Links Encouraged
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