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Welcome Aboard The S.S. United States Trust 

Ocean Liner Row is Proud To Support
The S.S. United States Trust
in its ongoing effort to save
The S.S. United States

Our National Flagship
A National Treasure


Photograph Taken At The RMS Titanic Straus Memorial Park
Broadway and 106th Street
New York City

The SS United States Trust is fortunate to have a Board of Directors
 who bring much more to the table
 than their love of Country, history and ocean liners:

Ernest L. Raab, Chairman - New York, New York

Devon M. Scott, Executive Director - Houston, Texas

Dan Trachtenberg - New York, New York

Ian Robertson - New York, New York
Eric H. M. Lee, Secretary - Washington, D.C.
Richard A. Schmidt - Los Angeles, California

  SS United States: America's Flagship

The SS United States has graciously represented the Spirit of America since before her keel was laid in 1950. The largest and last American passenger liner she is a symbol of the nation's excellence. Her story is one of innovation, industry, patriotism, success & hospitality. The "Big U" is to this day the fastest ocean liner in history, holds one of the finest safety & technical records of any ocean going vessel and is the only ship ever to have been honored with the name "United States". This is America's one and only flagship: America's Ship of State.

SS United States Trust's Honorary Chairman: President Bill Clinton

We are honored to have the only living U.S. President to have sailed aboard the SS United States endorse our efforts to preserve the ship by generously accepting the post of Honorary Chairman. President William Jefferson Clinton crossed the Atlantic on America's Flagship in 1968 en route to accept his Rhodes Scholarship at Oxford University.

"I strongly believe that in this age of rapid change, we must maintain what is good and constant in our past if we are to imagine a better future."
- President William Jefferson Clinton

SS United States: Discovering A National Treasure  

For over two decades the SS United States was heralded around the world, a much admired American icon and a source of great national pride. Today this national treasure is hidden in plain sight along the Delaware River in Philadelphia. Though the advent of the Jet Age brought about the demise of many national flagships the SS United States has persevered. The Golden Age of Liners may have faded into history but the United States remains as much a symbol of the American way of life as the Statue of Liberty and the Liberty Bell. Her existence is a testament to the American Spirit. Both ship and story elicit awe, inspiration and pride.



President Franklin D. Roosevelt 
wrote about the scrapping of the RMS Mauretania in 1935:

"The Mauretania always facinated me with her graceful yacht-lines...her appearance of power and good breeding.  But why couldn't the British remember the Mauretania's faithfulness--taken her out to sea and sunk her whole--giving her a Viking's funeral, this ship with a fighting heart? It would be more inspiring to those who come hereafter to know that a ship that was a ship received decent treatment at her death." 

President Roosevelt was troubled by the scrapping of the RMS Mauretania in 1935.

I share with many of my Ocean Liner Enthusiasts
that this does not happen to the
SS United States and the Queen Elizabeth II.
Ian Robertson

Below is the Ocean Liner Row Exhibit
at the NY Public Library
Bloomingdale Branch
In support of the
SS United States Conservancy

If you would like an Ocean Liner Exhibit at your organization,
call for details.


You are listening to Blackmore's Night
Candice Night and Ritchie Blackmore



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