News USS United States

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  1. potroast

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    NEW YORK - The deal announced here on Thursday was the one nobody expected - an attempt to restore the aged, rusting SS United States to a glamorous ocean liner and sail it across the world.

    Luxury operator Crystal Cruises has signed an option agreement with the ship's owner, the SS United States Conservancy, that its chief executive said could see the iconic vessel ferrying passengers to faraway ports as early as 2018, thus ending the liner's two-decade docking in South Philadelphia.

    The Washington-based conservancy had long sought to make the ship a floating hotel, museum and retail venue, a destination for tourists and ship lovers. But a new vision emerged after the conservancy issued a save-it-or-scrap-it deadline last fall, and a strong response came from Los-Angeles-based Crystal Cruises.

    "It is our aspiration that the ship returns to the seas as America's flagship one again," Crystal CEO Edie Rodriguez told about a hundred people at a news conference here.


    Read more at http://www.philly.com/philly/news/2...buy_SS_United_States.html#to1glaFaK9hTYDqk.99

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    Looks like an antiquated piece of shit. They'll register it in Liberia or some fucking hellhole.
     
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    Crystal Cruises claims to have $700 million to invest in the project.
     
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    Does it have a poop deck?
     
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    SS United States is a luxury passenger liner built in 1952 for United States Lines designed to capture the trans-Atlantic speed record.

    Built at a cost of $79.4 million ($724 million in today's dollars) the ship is the largest ocean liner constructed entirely in the U.S. and the fastest ocean liner to cross the Atlantic in either direction. Even in her retirement, she retains the Blue Riband, the accolade given to the passenger liner crossing the Atlantic Ocean in regular service with the highest speed.

    Her construction was subsidized by the U.S. government, since she was designed to allow conversion to a troopship should the need arise. United States operated uninterrupted in transatlantic passenger service until 1969. Since 1996 she has been docked at Pier 82 on the Delaware River in Philadelphia.
     
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    Well I certainly hope so.

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    That ship was good for almost 50 mph.
     
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    My family came to the U.S. on that ship, I am fucking thrilled.

    Fasted ship in the world, they made it from Europe in under 5 days.

    That ship was from a time when people took cruises with class, not like today where its every drunken asshat on the planet there to fill up.on as much free booze and lobster they can or to kill their wives by throwing them in the ocean.
     
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    You can see it from I-95 when you drive thru Philly. It's just south of Penn's Landing.
    It's currently a sad sight.
    Glad to see it's being returned to it's former glory.
     
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    No guarantees. They are going to do a huge study, I remember reading a while back that it needs a complete re-power and all of the paint inside and out is toxic but she was on her way to the scrap yard so this is at least a little encouraging.

    Some cool vids on youtube about ship breaking if anyone has never seen them.