United States Lines
|Type||Government, later Private|
|Predecessor||United States Mail Steamship Company|
|Founded||August 27, 1921|
|Headquarters||1 Broadway, New York City, United States (1943–1978)|
45 Broadway, New York City (1921–1943)
27 Commerce Drive, Cranford, NJ
|New York, Cobh (Queenstown), Plymouth, Cherbourg, London, Bremen (1929 Hamburg), Southampton, Danzig, Liverpool, Manchester, Pauillac (Bordeaux), Le Verdon, Naples, Genoa|
Paul Wadsworth Chapman (1929–1931)
Albert Lasker (1921–1923) (Co-Founder)
A.V. Moore (Moore-McCormack)(Co-Founder)
W. Averell Harriman (United American Lines)(Co-Founder)
Walter Kidde (Company) (1968–1978)
Malcolm McLean (1978–1986)
United States Lines was the trading name of the United States Shipping Board (USSB) and the Emergency Fleet Corporation (EFC), which operated from 1921 to 1991.
She was known for having among her fleet, the SS Leviathan, which for a time held the title of the World Largest Passenger Ship until the launch of the Queen Mary in 1934, the SS America (which ran aground and sank off Fuerteventura in the Canary Islands) and the SS United States, which currently holds the title of the Fastest Passenger Ship in history on the Transatlantic Route, with a speed of 38.32 Knots, the United States is currently anchored on the Delaware River at Pier 82 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
References[change | change source]
- ↑ "The New Hamburg-American Liner Vaterland". International Marine Engineering. New York/London: Aldrich Publishing Company. 19 (6): 262–264. June 1914. Retrieved 21 March 2022.
- ↑ Ghareeb, Gordon R. "A WOMAN'S TOUCH: The Seagoing Interiors of Dorothy Marckwald". Steamship Historical Society of America; Southern California Chapter. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 21 March 2022.
- ↑ Hornethe, George (29 September 1963). "Liner America is Towed Across the Hudson and Laid Up". The New York Times.