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SS United States: Speed Queen of the Seas epub

by William H. Miller


SS United States: Speed Queen of the Seas epub

ISBN: 1848683650

ISBN13: 978-1848683655

Author: William H. Miller

Category: Transportation

Subcategory: Transportation

Language: English

Publisher: Amberley Publishing; First UK edition (October 15, 2009)

Pages: 119 pages

ePUB book: 1579 kb

FB2 book: 1192 kb

Rating: 4.6

Votes: 730

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There are several excellent books on the SS United States, but this one stands apart due to its wealth of color photographs.

Miller has done a great job of providing short and yet details of the construction of the SS United States, her design features for national defense purposes, her speed, comfortable accommodations, and safety. These writings are supported by both black and white and color photographs including her fading glory today. There are several excellent books on the SS United States, but this one stands apart due to its wealth of color photographs.

SS United States book. William Henry Miller, Jr. (Bill Miller) (born May 3, 1948) is a maritime author and historian who has written numerous books dealing with the golden age of ocean liners

SS United States book. (Bill Miller) (born May 3, 1948) is a maritime author and historian who has written numerous books dealing with the golden age of ocean liners. William H. Miller was born in Hoboken, New Jersey on May 3, 1948. In addition to his teaching career and writing over 80 books and many articles on the great liners, he was chairman of the World Ship Society's Port of New York Bran William Henry Miller, Jr.

The entry of the SS United States, the largest passenger ship built in America, marked the first time since the 1850's that an American ship had held the Blue Riband.

Built in 1952 for the United States Lines, the SS United States was unlike any other ocean liner. She had been designed. The entry of the SS United States, the largest passenger ship built in America, marked the first time since the 1850's that an American ship had held the Blue Riband. This amazing ocean liner surpassed European speed records by a huge margin and a ship as fast is unlikely ever to be built again. Miller tells the story of the SS United states from her construction at Newport Mews to the present day.

William Henry Miller, Jr. (born May 3, 1948) is a maritime author and historian who has written numerous books dealing with the golden age of ocean liners. SS United States: Speed Queen of the Seas. In addition to his teaching career and writing over 40 books and many articles on the great liners, he was chairman of the World Ship Society's Port of New York Branch from 1970 to 1976. ISBN 978-1-84868-365-5 (2009). Today, she lies derelict in Philadelphia but big plans are in place to restore her and turn her back into a luxurious floating hotel. She had been designed from the outset to serve as both a transatlantic ferry and as a troop and hospital ship in time of war. Her design was a military secret and her power plant similar to that fitted to the largest of American battleships.

Built in 1952 at Newport News, the SS United States was designed from the outset to be the fastest ship afloat

ISBN 10: 1848683650, ISBN 13: 9781848683655. Built in 1952 at Newport News, the SS United States was designed from the outset to be the fastest ship afloat. Taking the Blue Riband on her maiden voyage from New York to Southampton, she made the voyage at an average speed of about 35 knots. In 1969, she was retired from service and laid up and has spent the last forty years abandoned. List this Seller's Books.

speed queen of the seas. Test run: the beautiful America. Creating the big ship. by Miller, William H. Published 2009 by Amberley in Stroud . Written in English. Ocean liners, United States (Steamship), Pictorial works, History. Route of the "unrushables": transatlantic passages. Includes bibliographical references (p. ). Classifications.

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Built in 1952 at Newport News, the SS United States was designed from the outset to be the fastest ship afloat. Taking the Blue Riband on her maiden voyage from New York to Southampton, she made the voyage at an average speed of about 35 knots. In 1969, she was retired from service and laid up and has spent the last forty years abandoned. Her interiors were stripped out and sold in the 1980s and she has lain at a berth in Philadelphia for much of the last twenty years. Sold in 2009, it is rumoured that she is off to the breakers' yard soon, which would be a sad end to one of the finest ships ever built.
Educated as a naval architect, I love to read about famous ships. With the recent rescue of the SS United States from the ship breakers in the newspapers, I have taken a renewed interest in reading about this great ship. Mr. Miller has done a great job of providing short and yet details of the construction of the SS United States, her design features for national defense purposes, her speed, comfortable accommodations, and safety. These writings are supported by both black and white and color photographs including her fading glory today. This is a book worth owning for those with an interest in America's greatest maritime vessels.
Another GREAT book by Bill Miller, about America's greatest ship, bringing to light the fact that this great liner continues to survive, despite the odds against her in today's world... The S/S UNITED STATES was in every way a "World-class liner" right along with the Cunard QUEEN's, the FRANCE and ROTTERDAM, as America's "Ship Of State", and her interiors embodied "Mid-century Modern" design features representing noted U.S. designers while being fully carried out in fireproof materials. Bill included childhood photos of myself visiting the ship, as well as photos taken by friends and acquaintances who visited the liner during her heyday... Pete
I received my copy of SS United States: Speed Queen of the Seas very fast in the mail. Thanks Amazon!

Upon opening the book, I was very excited at the level of pictures in the book. The book itself is nicely illustrated and the cover is of high quality. The book starts with a telling of the history of the American Cruise Line and it gives a brief history of the the Big U's running mate SS America. The pictures like I said, are great. It starts from the beginning and shows how Gibbs & Cox and the construction/engineering corps got this massive ship built from paper to reality. The pictures of the Big U in drydock and wetdock are awesome and seeing her next to the USS Enterprise CVN-65 is just amazing to say the least. The book has a combination of color and B&W images to illustrate the history of the SS United States from past to present. It was a pleasure reading through this book.

I am a member of the SS United States Conservancy and adding this book to my collection was a must. Get your copy today!
The best feature of this Bill Miller book is the pre-construction history that includes a photographic chapter of the great liners before the United States, then the "how" of the designing and building of the liner, and the great (and up-to-date) photos of the 'long sleep' as the liner lives waiting for a fresh new commercial life. I especially enjoyed the chapter on the liner "America" which included photos of the end when it ran aground and broke in half. It's like two Liner books in one!
Bill Miller ("Mr. Ocean Liner") has turned out a very nice collection of UNITED STATES memories here. He is most prolific in his output in publications of liners of the past... One wishes that instead of quantity he would zero in on quality AND in hardback. These paperbacks simply do not last continued perusals...
I recently acquired this publication to pore over, as I have always enjoyed Bill Miller's maritime works, and the title is published by my own publisher. I was interested in seeing a finished copy of one of their maritime publications before my own books went to press. I must say that it is quite a nice volume. The layout is clean, uncluttered and easy to follow, with only a couple of minor typographical errors evident. The text is quite engaging, as it is more of an "oral history" of the ship than previous works, with former crewmembers and others connected with the vessel giving their recollections directly. It is of the same size and format as a number of previous THP maritime works, including Mark Chirnside's "Majestic" and "Aquitania" books, and a number of others. You definitely get quite a bit of "bang for your buck" with this volume, and I was not disappointed in any way. A nice addition to my collection!
The delivery of the book was very fast and exceeded my expectations. I have greatly enjoyed the pictures and descriptions of the various areas of the ship. I know firsthand the beauty of the ship as my husband and I, along with our children, sailed aboard her in 1968, returning to the US from my husband's military posting in Germany. The book brought back many pleasant memories of traveling on a now long-dead means of transportation. I highly recommend this book.
This is a fantastic book, written in the usual highly entertaining style of Bill Miller. I would highly recomend this book to anyone who has even a passing interest in the United States. A ton of photos! My only complaint (and its a common one to ocean liner books) is that there are few colour pictures of the interiors during her time at sea. Mostly in black and white. I would without hesitation make this purchase again. You will enjoy it!