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Old 12-12-2019, 10:21 PM
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Winning The Blue Riband

The SS United States is considered the fastest ocean liner to cross the Atlantic ocean in either direction. The ship had the most powerful steam turbines of any commercial vessel at the time, with a total power of 240,000 SHP. It was designed to be converted into a troopship if required by the US Navy during time of war. The top speed of the ship was once a military secret - often surmised to be 43 knots. On her July 3-7, 1952 maiden voyage, the United States broke the eastbound transatlantic speed record by more than 10 hours. The United States also broke the westbound transatlantic speed record on the return voyage. The ship still holds the trophy to the present day. This a reworking of my earlier painting featuring the great ship.
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Old 12-13-2019, 01:20 AM
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Nice, Mark. The SS United States is a grand old lady. I toured the old Queen Mary in California. The woodwork and opulence were still visible. Those old ocean liners were quite the machines.
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Great piece of work and what a sight that must have been.
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Those liners had character - great portrait Mark.
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Thank you Gray, Trumper and Neil.
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She was a beautiful ship-looked fast while it was standing still! To see her today brings tears to ones eyes.
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Beautiful.
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