Bob Milloy voyaged across the Atlantic four times before his ride on the ‘States’ in 1968. His crossings were on the SS America, (running
mate to the Big U), SS Constitution and
US Navy MSTS passenger ships.
1968 the Big U called on Bremerhaven,
and that’s when Bob captured pictures
of her arrival a day or two before his
family would board for their trip back
to the USA. Here the U is being turned
for positioning at the dock.
Above you’ll see passengers on the
fantail as the massive liner is moved carefully into
her berth. Put yourself aboard and you’ll be standing
on the Upper Deck level of the SS UNITED STATES at
the Cabin Class Open Promenade. The place to be at
night as the ship churns through the Atlantic. Click
on the image above and dream a little.
The Big U arrives in Bremerhaven, Germany - August 1968
First Class Experiences
Take a look at one of
the many great public rooms aboard the
Big U, the First Class Lounge and Ballroom.
That’s Bob, 2nd from the left, 18 years old and enjoying a first class experience aboard the world’s
fastest ocean liner.
Click on the lounge
image to see an enlarged view. Study
the lounge shot and you’ll see the etched glass panels that surrounded the ballroom floor, which doubled as the seating area during the day. At night, the floor was opened up for dancing. Behind the guys, you’ll see an SS UNITED STATES bartender standing at the kidney shaped bar, that now graces the Windmill Point Restaurant in Nags Head, NC.
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Safety at Sea on the Big U
many SS UNITED STATES passengers,
Bob saved items collected during his transatlantic
adventure. Click the Notice below for a few Passenger