The Resource S. S. United States Launching,, (sound recording)

S. S. United States Launching,, (sound recording)

Label
S. S. United States Launching,, 16 May 1952
Title
S. S. United States Launching,
Inclusive dates
16 May 1952
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
WRVA reports from the S. S. United States, a cruise liner built at the Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company in Newport News, Virginia, on its first trial run. The broadcast covers the cruise liner's background and its amenities, discusses the system used to measure the liner's speed, and includes interviews of random attendees of the event. The S. S. United States is expected to beat the speed record held by the British liner, Queen Mary
Member of
Action
Described
Biographical or historical data
The S. S. United States was the largest ocean liner ever built in the United States and the world's fastest passenger super liner.
Cataloging source
VIC
Format of music
not applicable
Funding information
Reformatting was funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission
Literary text for sound recordings
reporting
Label
S. S. United States Launching,, (sound recording)
Publication
Note
  • Duration: 14 min., 16 sec
  • Track 2 contains a CBS News Report on the steelworkers strike and does not concern the S. S. United States launching. This track is 10 min., 3 sec. and incomplete
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  • The Library of Virginia
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Extent
1 sound disc
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Note
  • Preservation CD was created using a Disc Makers ReflexPro4 CD by LVA, June 2004. Burned at 32X.
  • Reference CD was created using a Tascom CDRW 5000 by the Cutting Corporation, September 2003. Burned at 1X.
Other physical details
digital
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
001515134
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
ocm55677280
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

Library Locations

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