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Course Outline

May 1 - Week 1 - Overview.  What is the SS UNITED STATES. Introduction and overview of the U. When, how and why did this ship come to be the flagship of the line and the nation.

Introduction
Glossary
Who Was Gibbs - Introduction
Timeline of The Ship
The Secret the Navy Protected Most

May 8 - Week 2 - Arrangements.  Understanding the design and integration of human environments on the world's fastest and safest passenger liner.

Introduction to General Arrangements
Find Your Way Out
Understanding Frames
Terms of Endearment: from WT to OTMH
Deck Plans You'll Never See

May 15 - Week 3 Engineering.  From fire and water - steam. The power of the SS UNITED STATES. A look at propulsion systems aboard the Big U.

Steam History
Boiler Room
Turbines
Powerful Options

May 22 - Week 4 Passengers on board.  A look at the passenger experience on board the Big U. Comparing passenger demands, then and now.

Open Decks
Enclosed Promenades
Dining Rooms
Smoking Rooms
Lounges
Movies Theatres
Swimming in Salt Water

May 29 - Week 5 Future Waves. What may be ahead. How to get more involved.

Sounding NCL
New Owners - New Designs - New Plan
Challenges of Refurbishment
Re-Marketing the Big U
How You Can Change the Future

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