SS United States - 1000' Long & Cruised at over 40MPH

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SS United States - 1000' Long & Cruised at over 40MPH

Post by JimK » Sun Apr 07, 2013 12:10 am

The SS United States was an amazing ship when she was built in 1952. Some of her speed records that were set over fifty years ago still stand today. Hopefully things will come together with the restoration. Below are a couple of links for anyone interested in learning more about this important ship:

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-3445_162-57 ... ed-states/
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wcu7AQYsDco

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Re: SS United States - 1000' Long & Cruised at over 40MPH

Post by Big D » Sun Apr 07, 2013 12:34 am

Cool. Thanks for posting that. Sure would be great if she can be saved.
She was a 1969 36 ft wooden beauty with big blue 440s that we'll miss forever.
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Re: SS United States - 1000' Long & Cruised at over 40MPH

Post by prowlersfish » Mon Apr 08, 2013 6:30 am

Its sad to see what has happend to this ship
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Post by JimK » Thu Feb 04, 2016 7:39 am

Looks like there may be hope for saving the SS United States. Crystal Cruises just moved on an option to buy and will pay the $60K per month it costs to keep the ship while they conduct a nine month feasibility study to restore her. Here is a link to an article for anyone who is interested in reading more.
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/04/busin ... again.html

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Re: SS United States - 1000' Long & Cruised at over 40MPH

Post by prowlersfish » Fri Feb 05, 2016 7:03 pm

Thank you for the update
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