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SS United States preservation group launches website

As part of its yearlong effort to mark the 60th anniversary, SS United States’ historic maiden voyage and raise awareness about the greatest American liner ever built, the SS United States Conservancy launched a new web feature comparing the Titanic and SS United States.

Visitors to the site can see the two ships through a side by side comparison of their dimensions, speed, weight, and safety features.

One hundred years ago this week, the RMS Titanic left Southampton, England and sailed into history. Today, the vessel is synonymous with mystery, human tragedy, and engineering failures. In contrast, the SS United States, America's flagship from the era of the great trans-Atlantic liners, is still afloat today and symbolizes speed, power and a bygone era of sea travel in grand style.

Click here to check out the comparison of the two ships.