SS United Sates was built in 1950-1952.
her maiden voyage the vessel broke the previous Transatlantic
speed record by more than 12 hours. She ran from New York
harbor to Cornwell, UK in 3 days, 10 hours, and 40 minutes.
top speed was a secret, as well as the design of her lower
hull at the time.
fear of fire, the entire ship was constructed with almost
no wood materials. Cloth type materials were actually spun
glass. Cabin closet hangers were aluminum. Even the grand
piano was a special type of wood meant to be fire proof,
even when doused with gasoline. One of the few wooden objects
on board was the butcher block in the galley.
Revell ship model is around 19.5 inches when measuring her
hull. The entire kit is molded in white, with printed paper
flags and a small decal sheet.
are no details for the underside of the hull. At the time
this model was first issued, the underside design was still
a secret, so Revell could only make a generic bottom to