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Newport News, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

SS United States

 
 
United States Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, July 31, 2010
1. United States Marker
Inscription.  The most famous of all Newport News-built ships, the passenger liner SS United States still holds the world’s speed record for transatlantic crossings. The liner was launched in 1951 and delivered to the United States Line Company the following year.
 
Erected by Newport News Shipbuilding.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceWaterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 1951.
 
Location. 36° 59.051′ N, 76° 26.077′ W. Marker is in Newport News, Virginia. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Washington Avenue and 35th Street, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Newport News VA 23607, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. USS Nimitz (here, next to this marker); Dorothy (here, next to this marker); USS Newport News (a few steps from this marker); USS Virginia (a few steps from this marker); USS Atlantic (a few steps from this marker); The Apprentice School (approx. 0.2 miles
SS United States marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, July 31, 2010
2. SS United States marker
Located near a display of two ship’s anchors.
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away); Dorothy – Hull Number One (approx. ¼ mile away); Dorothy & Newport News Shipbuilding (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newport News.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 10, 2022. It was originally submitted on August 4, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 529 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 4, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.
 
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Name of the ship the anchors belonged to. Add the information to all six markers at this location. • Can you help?

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Jun. 26, 2022