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Facts And Figures About The SS United States

Present location: Pier 82, Philadelphia

Owner: SS United States Conservancy

Service: 1952-1969

Architect: William Francis Gibbs

Size: 17 stories tall; 990 feet long (about 5 city blocks); more than seven miles of walkways; more than five acres of open deck space

Accommodations: 1,972 passengers, 1,044 crew

Propulsion: 241,000 horsepower; geared steam turbine; oil fuel

Verified maximum speed 38.32 knots (44 mph); unofficial maximum 44 knots (51 mph)

North Atlantic speed record: 3 days, 10 hours, 40 minutes (maiden voyage)

Famous passengers: John Wayne, Princess Grace Kelly of Monaco, Jimmy Stewart, President and Mrs. Kennedy, Katharine Hepburn, Laurence Olivier, Salvador Dali, Cary Grant, King Edward VIII, Bill Clinton.

Other noteworthy: First ocean liner built to Navy standards; first ocean liner equipped with air conditioning in all passenger spaces and ship-to-shore telephones in all state rooms.