The S.S. 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: NY
Devon M. Scott, Executive Director: TX
Ian Robertson, Trustee Special Programs: NY
Eric H. M. Lee, Secretary: Washington, D.C.
Richard A. Schmidt: CA
Dan Trachtenberg: NY
Ian Robertson and Ernie Raab
At The R.M.S. Titanic Straus Memorial Park
Broadway and 106th Street
New York City
S.S. United States: Discovering A National Treasure
For over two decades The S.S. 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 S.S. United States has persevered.
The Golden Age of Liners may have faded into history
but The S.S. 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.
The S.S. 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.
S.S. 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
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
President Roosevelt was troubled
by the scrapping of
the R.M.S. Mauretania
President Franklin D. Roosevelt:
"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."
"I share with many
of my Ocean Liner Enthusiasts
that this does not happen
to the S.S. United States
and the Queen Elizabeth II."
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Susan Gibbs, President
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THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME AND CONSIDERATION--OCEAN LINER ROW
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