Inside America

Inside America


United States Line’s America (1932), fleetmate of United States (1952) was a stylish and memorable ocean liner in her own right.

Unlike her Art Deco-bedecked European counterparts, America embraced a later Art Moderne look that shunned ornamentation in favor of an aerodynamic pure-line concept of motion and speed inspired by science and engineering. Designed by renowned naval architect William Francis Gibbs, who also designed United States (carrying many of the design techniques he pioneered on America over to the latter vessel), America sailed for United States Lines in both transatlantic and cruise service from 1940 to 1964 (other than the years 1941-1946, when she served as a troopship under the name USS West Point).

Let’s take a look around this wonderful liner as she appeared at around the time of her 1940 maiden voyage.

At Newport News Shipyard, Virginia, on Sailing Day
Cabin Class, Promenade Deck, Looking Aft
Cabin Class, Lounge, Main Entrance
Cabin Class, Shop (Your eBay Spoon or Pocket Knife Was Once Here)
Cabin Class, Smoking Room
Cabin Class, Part of Cocktail Lounge
Part of Ceiling of Cocktail Bar
Cabin Class, Zodiac Decorations on Stairs
Mural for Ballroom with Artist Andre Durenceau
Mural for Ballroom with Artist Andre Durenceau
Cabin Class, Interior, Dining Salon, Looking Forward
Tourist Class, Dining Room
Cabin Class, Interior, Cabin M.41
Inside America
Cabin Class, Interior, Cabin S.43
Cabin Class, Interior, Bathroom of Cabin U.39
Tourist Class, Interior, Cabin B.60
Inside America
Engine Room & Switch Board
Inside America

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