S. S. United States - World's Fastest Liner

S. S. United States - World's Fastest Liner Cruise Ships

Stock #: 400079
Type: Postcard
Era: Chrome
Publisher: Steelograph Co
Postmark: 1969 Aug-25
PM City: Northampton
PM State: England
Stamp: 4d
Size: 3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)

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Largest and most luxurious ship ever built in America and the world's fastest liner. 990 feet long, 101 feet 6 inches broad, 53,300 gross tons. She established new transatlantic speed records both eastbound and westbound on her maiden voyage from New York, July 3, 1952 and from Europe July 10, 1952. This flagship of the United States Lines and her running mate, the beautiful S. S. America maintain regular frequent sailings between New York and Europe