Code - NL250
Date - 1952
Description - S.S. UNITED STATES NL250
Completed 1952 for the United States Lines.
Gross Tonnage 53,329 tons
Dimensions 916’ x 101’
Speed 35 knots service speed
Maximum Speed reported as 42 knots
Total cost $77m, of which $45m met by U.S.
defence budget as primary purpose was to be
able to carry 14,000 troops in wartime a distance
or 10,000 miles without refuelling. Sister ship
proposed in 1955 never built.