SS United States: Lady in Waiting
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SS United States: Lady in Waiting
By all accounts, many regard the S.S. United States as the single greatest American ocean liner ever built. Initially conceived by U.S. Lines president John M. Franklin and legendary architect William Francis Gibbs as a covert Cold War weapon disguised as a cruise ship, the vessel emerged as the grandest and swiftest passenger boat ever to sail U.S. waters. As such, she remained the preeminent American boat from 1952 through 1969. This documentary leads viewers on a grand tour of the ship's eventful history, from her construction to her final years in operation. Interviewees include… More