WTF SS United States

Discussion in 'The Howard Stern Show' started by SalsMasterShake, Apr 10, 2016.

  1. SalsMasterShake

    SalsMasterShake Mouthpiece VIP

    Reputations:
    49,639
    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2012
    Messages:
    4,755
    Likes Received:
    6,685


    Tied up in Philly. Last sailed in '69. Was THE fastest liner ever built.

    Cheaper transatlantic flights killed off liner travel for the handful of these liners left.

    Sad, but it's still a beautiful ship. At least it's still afloat, and there's a philanthropic society trying to raise funds for its upkeep and eventual restoration.

    @LaserTilt
     
    hypo666, Captain, LaserT and 6 others like this.
  2. Head Censor

    Head Censor Turgid Member VIP

    Reputations:
    393,070
    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2011
    Messages:
    10,312
    Likes Received:
    26,878
    Indeed, the United States could straight up haul ass.

    I hear she could do the Kessel run in under 12 parsecs. :D

    She won the coveted Blue Riband award for the fastest transatlantic crossing in 1952 and has held it ever since.
     
    Last edited: Apr 10, 2016
  3. HS Cult Leader

    HS Cult Leader Elite Member Gold

    Reputations:
    101,060
    Joined:
    Jun 2, 2012
    Messages:
    13,063
    Likes Received:
    18,310
  4. HS Cult Leader

    HS Cult Leader Elite Member Gold

    Reputations:
    101,060
    Joined:
    Jun 2, 2012
    Messages:
    13,063
    Likes Received:
    18,310
  5. TeeDonkey

    TeeDonkey Well-Known Member VIP

    Reputations:
    76,853
    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2012
    Messages:
    2,778
    Likes Received:
    4,840
    What is its carbon footprint?

    Signed: Al Gore
     
  6. SouthernListen

    SouthernListen I don't follow the crowd. Sorry about that. VIP

    Reputations:
    240,223
    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2012
    Messages:
    38,671
    Likes Received:
    39,387
    Too far gone. Restoring it would mean every surface you could actually see was new, wouldn't it?
     
    SalsMasterShake likes this.
  7. HS Cult Leader

    HS Cult Leader Elite Member Gold

    Reputations:
    101,060
    Joined:
    Jun 2, 2012
    Messages:
    13,063
    Likes Received:
    18,310
  8. x76

    x76 Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    34,939
    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2010
    Messages:
    4,219
    Likes Received:
    5,521
    Who cares? Economics.
     
    Gomez likes this.
  9. Turbongr

    Turbongr Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    16,252
    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2014
    Messages:
    905
    Likes Received:
    870
    Very cool....apparently they're going to restore her.
     
    Last edited: Apr 10, 2016
    SalsMasterShake likes this.
  10. HS Cult Leader

    HS Cult Leader Elite Member Gold

    Reputations:
    101,060
    Joined:
    Jun 2, 2012
    Messages:
    13,063
    Likes Received:
    18,310
  11. HS Cult Leader

    HS Cult Leader Elite Member Gold

    Reputations:
    101,060
    Joined:
    Jun 2, 2012
    Messages:
    13,063
    Likes Received:
    18,310
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
    Xent and LaserT like this.
  12. HS Cult Leader

    HS Cult Leader Elite Member Gold

    Reputations:
    101,060
    Joined:
    Jun 2, 2012
    Messages:
    13,063
    Likes Received:
    18,310
  13. HS Cult Leader

    HS Cult Leader Elite Member Gold

    Reputations:
    101,060
    Joined:
    Jun 2, 2012
    Messages:
    13,063
    Likes Received:
    18,310
  14. Honkey Donkey

    Honkey Donkey Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    134,115
    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2014
    Messages:
    9,668
    Likes Received:
    19,648
    They should restore it for the Kangaroo soup alone
     
  15. SalsMasterShake

    SalsMasterShake Mouthpiece VIP

    Reputations:
    49,639
    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2012
    Messages:
    4,755
    Likes Received:
    6,685
    Pretty much.

    In the video, one of the guys said that the main bar, for example, is in a museum.

    It'd all be recreated. It still would be neat to see.

    I don't know, I'm a sucker for stuff like this, but I always want to see these things (this ship, the Queen Mary, Spruce Goose, USS Pampanito, old locomotives, etc.) actually move under their own power.

    I know a lawyer, now retired, who volunteered his time to partially restore an old locomotive in Chandler, AZ. I asked him how feasible would it be to get the train moving, and he said the 2 biggest obstacles would be (1) asbestos removal and (2) fabricating a working steel boiler that wouldn't explode
     
  16. LaserT

    LaserT You have to have fun. Gold

    Reputations:
    348,112
    Joined:
    May 3, 2013
    Messages:
    20,087
    Likes Received:
    37,019
    That is damn cool. :cool:
     
    SalsMasterShake likes this.
  17. Beer Can

    Beer Can Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    80,845
    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2015
    Messages:
    1,934
    Likes Received:
    3,631
    It's cool. I love old boats and ships.
     
    SalsMasterShake likes this.
  18. Beer Can

    Beer Can Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    80,845
    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2015
    Messages:
    1,934
    Likes Received:
    3,631

    Don't they know the clocks should be "challenged'" not "retarded"?
     
    Xent likes this.
  19. Beer Can

    Beer Can Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    80,845
    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2015
    Messages:
    1,934
    Likes Received:
    3,631
    That Elliott is a bit of a Debbie-downer. I would have left him at home.