NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – Students of Christopher Newport University are taking action to save the SS United States luxury passenger liner ship. This SS United States ship is located at Pier 82 on the Delaware River in Philadelphia, but was originally built right here in Newport News in 1952.
The remaining parts of the SS United States ship can be found right here in the local Newport News Area. The propeller is located at the Mariners’ Museum, which is located off of Warwick Blvd, and the ships bell is located at Christopher Newport University in the Trible Library.
“The propeller is our largest artifact of the SS United States,” explained John Warren, with Pubic Relations of Mariners Museum.
History fanatic and Sophomore at CNU, Andrew Jelonek, is extremely passionate about saving this ship which is going to be scrapped if funds aren’t raised by August.