Save the 'United States' Online Campaign Launched

Press Release
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
S.S. United States: Photo credit Carl Wesch

New interactive website to inform, raise resources, tells all about the historic ex Blue Riband holder S.S. United States

 

According to organizers of the 'Save the United States Campaign' their new website blends social networking with historic preservation to raise awareness and resources for the cause of saving one of the nation’s most iconic national symbols.  The groundbreaking interactive experience will create an online community committed to protecting a unique and inspiring expression of American pride and innovation.

 

Like the Space Shuttle and the 747, the SS United States is one of the nation’s crowning technological achievements.  Larger than the Titanic, she shattered the transatlantic speed record 60 years ago this week – a record that has never been broken. 

 

The safest, fastest and most advanced ship of her time, SS United States epitomizes “Made in America” and remains the largest passenger ship constructed entirely in her namesake nation. The historic vessel was part of a top secret Cold War program to build the fastest ship afloat; the SS United States could be quickly transitioned from the luxury liner of choice for Hollywood celebrities to a massive, high-speed troop carrier. Today, America’s Flagship sits idle and in a state of disrepair in Philadelphia awaiting restoration and repurposing as a museum and self-sustaining stationary waterfront destination.

 

The dynamic web platform, designed by Social Control of Los Angeles, enables visitors to scroll across the exterior of the ship and zoom in to uncover historical information about the ship’s passengers and crew. For more information, visit: www.SavetheUnitedStates.org  
 

Maritime Reporter October 2014 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Vessels

MacGregor Deck Equipment for Intership's Eco-bulkers

MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has secured a deck equipment contract from New Times Shipyard in China for Intership Navigation Co Ltd.'s three new 36,500 dwt laker-class bulk carriers.

From Security to Efficiency Modern Vessel Tracking

More so than many other fields of business, the maritime industry is focused on cost, which in turn gives the appearance of being conservative towards technology.

Seacor Takes Delivery of 10,800 HP Crewboat

Seacor Marine is building ever larger and more powerful mono-hull crew/supply boats. The first of these to be delivered is the 202x34-foot Alex F. McCall with some very impressive statistics.

History

Sunken WWII Landing Craft Refloated

LCT 7074, the last known landing craft to survive the D-Day invasion in 1944, has been refloated as part of a project to lift and save the vessel which began in March 2014,

Maritime Reporter @ 75: The Daily Cartoon

Maritime Reporter & Engineering News was founded by John J. O'Malley (1905-1980) in 1939, and today ranks as the world's largest audited trade publication in the world serving the maritime industry,

Editorial: 75, 150 ... What’s in a Number?

It is not often that I break out the tux for my editorial picture, but this special edition dictates. I know that I should argue that all of our editions are special,

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Contracts Maritime Security Maritime Standards Naval Architecture Navigation Pipelines Port Authority Ship Electronics Ship Repair
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1438 sec (7 req/sec)