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    The only time I saw the SS.United States was in July 1960 in the Mid Adlantic. I was 20 years old and Supernumerary 2nd Cook/Baker on the Shell Tanker 'Achatina' from Barry to Curacao. I thought she was a good looking ship. I was being sent out to join another Shell Tanker the 'Haustrum' whose 2nd Cook/Baker had died in Capetown and she had sailed on to Curacao. The attached photo was taken of me with the United States in the background on the left hand picture with my Kodak Brownie 8. Cameras wern't as sophisticated as they are today, but not a bad photo considering its 52 years old, it has been enlarged from the original.

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    Old ships can look good like old cars.
    This is my picture from my Discharge book Circa 1962.
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    The SS United States in Norfolk, Virginia 1975, photo taken from the GTV Euroliner at the container terminal

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    Met an American a few weeks back who had been Cabin Class Purser on her.
    Never knew there was a purser for each class of bloods on board.
    Maybe some USA system.
    Happy daze John in Oz.

    Life is too short to blend in.

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    the comparison between the queen mary and the united states as far as preservation goes can be summed up by the attached images - end of discussion !queen mary.jpgunited states may 2022.jpg

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    Very sad.

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