s.s. UNITED STATES
New York's Upper Bay at the start of an eastlbound voyage to Southampton. At right, the Staten island ferry MARY MURRAY and in the foreground the harbour tug MARION MORAN. In the distance, the PRESIDENT POLK starting a round the world voyage. c.1953
Oil on Panel, 16 x 2
My 'new' SS United States model - bought assembled off eBay. Funny how one hardly ever sees many completed models on offer. Maybe I'm just missing them...
This one wasn't too bad. Had to reattach the for and aft flagstaffs and repaint the funnels (builder used black instead of blue) and touch up so
Looks like Crystal Cruise has taken a nibble at returning the SS United States to service...
Here's the Big U laid up in Norfolk, Va. in 1974. I was an engine cadet on U. S. Line's SS American Alliance docked nearby and walked over. The Purser on the Alliance was the tourist class Purser on the Big U for 12 years and told a lot of good stories !
In this view of the frozen Hudson River, the then new French Liner, France is seen beginning the return leg of her Maiden Voyage on 13 February, 1962. In addition to the France, the liners Cristoforo Colombo of the Italian Line, the America and United States of the US Line, and the Ivernia of the C