This ocean liner has been sitting in Philadelphia Pennsylvania since 1996. This ship is currently off limits to the public. It is located on a private shipyard shared with the US Govt. I had to undergo background checks to even step foot on the port.
The SS United States is one of the last remaining Ocean Liners. SSUS was part of the United States Lines Fleet. The ships first maiden voyage was in 1952.
The ship is about 990 feet long (5 City Blocks) and it is built by famous naval architect, William Gibbs. The SS United States was built different then other ocean liners during this time period.
The ship was built with a mixture of steel and aluminum. Steel was used at the bow and on the lower decks as the entire upper desk was constructed of aluminum.
The ship was also designed to be fireproof. No wood was used anywhere on the ship. Even the piano was designed with special fireproof wood.