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.  We invite you to preview these items and make preliminary inquiries. Links to Ebay auctions will be provided here for your conveniencd.
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
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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 * Artifacts and Memorabilia from the Historic S. S. United States
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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 Log Books of the S. S. United States

The Historic Logbook from the 1952 Builders Trial
"Trial Copy 1952"
Log Book for Stability, Draft and Trim
This is the actual logbook from the official trials, with penciled entries.
Own a piece of history
There may be no other item of such significance from the trials in existence.
The fuel consumption and other details of the S. S. United States were tightly guarded secrets even after her service life.  You will find the secrets revealed here!
Measures 22" x 15"



Trial Log Aft Page
"Voyage No: Official Trial"

Trial Log Forward Page
"Voyage No: Official Trial"

The Official Logbook from Voyage 114 and Drydocking
This historic document details sailing times, course positions, who is in command, inspections and reports, weather, ship handling, fuel oil consumption, port activities, fire drills, equipment tests, watch reports, and more.
All entries are typed in black and red ribbon

This log also reveals the fascinating story of a stowaway caught onboard the S. S. United States while at sea!

More logbooks to be listed soon

These items and many more will be auctioned on Ebay this year.
Don't miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to own this piece of history.
Inquiries and reciprocal related links welcomed.

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