Monday, January 21, 2013

The famous UNITED STATES

"Wondrous" was how one British ship designer described the brilliant United States in the 1950s, her maiden decade. Everything about her was advanced. She was said to be so fireproof, for example, that the only wood onboard was in the butcher's block in the galley and in the Steinway piano in the lounges. But a third place was later added: the wood in the pencils used by the American stewards & waiters when calculating passenger tips!
Another view, from the late 1990s, of the brilliant United States at Philadelphia ... but as seen through the camera eye of my good friend Andy Kilk. Indeed, the 990-ft long United States had superb exterior design and, of course, capped by those two extraordinary stacks.

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