S. S. A m e r i c a
Company: United States Lines Company, New York, NY, USA
Pier: 86; US Lines berth
News Shipbuilding and Dry dock, Newport News, VA, USA
Designer: Gibbs and Cox Inc., New York, NY USA
Keel-water: 06/22/1951-4:14p CST
Floated: 06/23/1951-5:01a CST
Note: 12 hrs. and 47 min. for the graving dock to flood sufficiently to lift the "S.S. United States"
Christ. By: Mrs. Thomas Connally
Cost: $70 million (US)
steam engines; 951 PSIG,
Boilers: 8 x IOWA Class Babcock & Wilcox Design
Power: 6 x 1,500 kilowatt turbo steam generators; 2 x 250Kw diesel emergency generators
Horse: 130,000 Shaft Horsepower
Drive: Quad screw; 2 x port; 2 x starboard
Props: Outboard wings x 4 blade, inboard wings x 5 blade; 18' diameter, manganese bronze, 30 tons ea.
Speed: 35½ knots (50 knots max)
Range: 10,000 nautical miles (non-stop)
82' x 36'
Hull: Steel; black
Keel: Steel; red w/white stripe
Livery: White over black, white name lettering
Funnels: 2 x oval; red base, white stripe; blue top w/tail wing; Aluminium
Anchors: 2; 1 x port, 1 x starboard
Pass: _,___; _,___ 1st Class, _,___ 2nd Class, _,___ 3rd Class
Crew: _,___; Master+Crew, House cleaning, Galley; Restaurants; Stewards, Engineering, etc
How: Earthquake, and a tidal wave.
Where: Canary Islands.
Prior: Passenger service.
Current: Wrecked, by
an earthquake, and a tidal wave.
Status: Remaining bow section, lies on a beach in the Canary Islands.