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Color photos: The SS United States on the Elizabeth River at Norfolk, Virginia, being moved from the International Terminal Piers to NorShipCo for hull inspection prior to being towed to Turkey in 1986 where she was gutted to the bulkheads.

B&W photos: The SSUS in drydock for propeller shaft repairs prior to her July 3, 1952 record breaking 3 day, 10 hour, 42 minute maiden voyage across the Atlantic.

Guestbook for SS United States Photos
1.Colleen Cash Silano(non-registered)
I crossed the Atlantic in 1961 at the age of 12 with my family. What a lucky little girl I was! For some reason we were upgraded to first class and it was lovely. It took 5 stormy days to cross from New York to LaHavre, France . I am pretty sure it was France and not Bremerhaven, Germany. My parents Carl and Elaine Cash, John, Pat, Colleen and Mandy Cash. I can't tell you how emotional it is to see her in ruin, totally gutted. I didn't realize it until I saw the video on television one night. I could not turn it off. What style, class and grace. My brother in law, Paul Bligh, is a merchant mariner from a while ago and told me recently the the Big U was his favorite. So I bought him the video. I hope its the one I saw.
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