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Photo Details
Photographer:DDGHANSA [View profile]Title:UNITED STATESAdded:Dec 09, 2018
Captured:IMO:5373476Hits:716
Location:Bremerhaven, Germany
Photo Category: Cruise Ships and Liners built 1950-1960
Description:
Builder: Newport News SB & DD Company, Newport News, Virginia, USA
Year of build: 1952 (Yard no. 488)
Owner: United States Lines, New York, USA
Measures: BRT 53329, NRT 13016, LOA 301,76 m, breadth 30,94 m, draught 9,8 m, 240000 bhp, 30 kn
History:
UNITED STATES (1952 - )
Owner: United States Lines , New York, USA (1952 - 1973)
Owner: US Maritime Commission, War Ship Administration, USA (1973 - 1978)
Owner: United States Cruises, Seattle, USA (1978 - 1992)
Owner: Marmara Marine Inc., New York, USA (1992 - 1996)
Owner: Narmara Marine, Panama (1996)
Owner: Edward Cantor, New York, USA (1996 - 2003)
Owner: Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL), Miami, Florida, USA (2003 - 2009)
Owner: Star Cruises, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (2009 -)

Taken in the sixties.
Vessel Identification
Name:United States
IMO:5373476
Callsign:KJEH
Technical Data
Vessel type:Passengers Ship
Gross tonnage:38,216 tons
Summer DWT:13,016 tons

Additional Information
Status:Laid Up
Build year:1952
AIS Information
AIS information: N/A
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Photo Comments (2)

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ChasB46 on Dec 10, 2018 16:19 (3 months ago)
Sadly, I'm old enough to remember her maiden voyage into Southampton. Rumour had it then her top speed would never be divulged as she was paid for and designed primarily as a troop ship and that info. would be advantageous to the "enemy". Conversion should take no more than 48 hours.She could go nearly as fast in reverse as forwards.
1991 Popular Mechanics suggested her maximum speed was reputed to be 43 knots, other sources 47.3 kts but neither was ever attained and the highest sustained speed would only be 35 knots.
swtk on Dec 10, 2018 12:52 (3 months ago)
As i recall, she was able to do 42 knots (with all boilers fired up)
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