Lifelong Learning Lecture: The SS United States: Fastest Ship in the World

Wednesday, March 1st at 1:00pm


A lecture by Jason Scappaticci will be given on The SS United States: Fastest Ship in the World.
The use of the Queen Elizabeth and Queen Mary in the Second World War to ferry troops around the globe is thought to have shortened the length of the war. After the war the United States decided they needed a fleet of big liners in case there should be another major conflict. The S.S. United States was the only one built. She was the pride of America in the 1950s and 60s and a symbol of America’s industrial might. After a successful career she was abruptly pulled from service. Today she sits rusting in Philadelphia. The story of her creation and career is a fascinating piece of twentieth century history.