SS United States
Everything you wanted to know about the SS United States.

Passenger and Crew
Stories and accounts from passengers and crewmembers.

Fun Stuff
Some entertaining material pertaining to America's flagship.

Links to other SS United States websites.

Last Updated July 3, 2010

SS United States may be saved!!!!! 
The SS United States Conservancy has announced a major donation from H.F. (Gerry) Lenfest which will give the organization the option to purchase the ship from Norwegian Cruise Line.  This represents a very major development in the effort to preserve our national flagship.  Further details can be found at the SS United States Conservancy website
Frankie Campione, Principal - CREATE Architecture Planning & Design
Architectural Rendering of a restored SS United States as a stationary attraction
courtesy of Frankie Campione of CREATE Architecture Planning & Design

SS United States Video at Norfolk, 1984


by Wayne C. Forth,




You can order a 1 hour video created by professional photographer Wayne C. Forth by visiting his website at or  This is the best video I've seen to date of the SS United States' interiors.  The video was shot in 1984 just prior to the auction, and could be the last in-depth video created of the interiors of the ship before the artifacts and interiors were removed.  The video is available in VHS and DVD format, please specify to Wayne which format you prefer.  Videos are just $22.00 which includes domestic shipping.  Wayne will also be releasing a new DVD called "The SS United States Collection at Windmill Point."  As some of you may know the Windmill Point restaurant is now closed and Dr. Forbes is in the process of deciding what to do with her vast collection.  Wayne had an opportunity to videotape the entire collection before it is sent away.  Some of the items have been given to Mariner's Museum, the ship's bell is going to Christopher Newport University in Newport News.  When you contact Wayne, please mention you heard about his video from as I periodically receive a small commission from sales of his video to help pay for the costs of this website.


SS United States Deck Plans



Over the years I have received many emails about where to obtain deck or builder plans for the SS United States.  Clicking here will redirect you to a website where you can purchase a set on CD for $35.


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