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SS United States

By Andrew Britton

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Format: Paperback, 120 pages
Other Information: Illustrated
Published In: United Kingdom, 01 July 2012
This colourful history covers the SS United States' active service from 1952 to 1969 when she dominated the seas of Atlantic, sweeping all rivals before her. The astonishing operational capacity of this national icon of the United States, with her red, white and blue funnels, sleek streamlined hull and silver coated fittings, was shrouded in secrecy in case she was ever required to be converted to a troop carrier. Andrew Britton presents a revealing insight into the record-breaking liner, how she performed in the secret sea trials and her epic maiden voyage. Compiled from a wealth of previously unpublished material, drawn from the author's own unparalleled collection and others from around the world, this special commemorative book is packed with historical colour photography from both sides of the Atlantic, including the maiden voyage departure from New York. This evocative book will be a must for all shipping enthusiasts and is sure to enhance the fine reputation of the preserved SS United States for future generations.

About the Author

ANDREW BRITTON is a retired teacher and a life-long shipping enthusiast and collector with a now vast body of photographs and ephemera. His grandfather was Band Master for White Star Line due to sail on Titanic, but didn't after his grandmother suffered a premonition. One of his uncles was a popular White Star pianist and another an engineer on board the RMS Queen Elizabeth. Andrew is a keen supporter of the SS United States Conservancy and also an avid steam railway enthusiast. He has previously written railway history books, writes for railway magazines and is a part-owner of eight British steam locomotives that operate on heritage railways. Andrew lives in Warwick.

EAN: 9780752479538
ISBN: 0752479539
Publisher: History Press (SC)
Dimensions: 24.64 x 22.35 x 1.02 centimetres (0.50 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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