The SS United States

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  1. WWMEGATRON

    WWMEGATRON Well-Known Member

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    The Ocean liner United States

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    I tried to find more detailed information of the ship out side Wikipedie, but no luck... SS United States - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


    The 990 ft SS United States is a passenger liner built in 1952 for the United States Lines and designed to recapture the trans-Atlantic speed record from the British and serve as a possible troop carrier. Built at a cost of $78 million, the ship remains the largest ocean liner built entirely in the United States, the fastest ocean liner to cross the Atlantic in either direction, and it remains current holder of the Blue Riband, given to the passenger liner crossing the Atlantic Ocean in regular service with the record highest speed. The United States operated in transatlantic passenger service until 1969, and since 1996 has been docked at Pier 82 on the Delaware River in Philadelphia......

    And she is in danger of been destroy:( .

    In March 2010, scrapping bids for the ship are being collected. Norwegian Cruise Lines, in a press release, noted that there are large costs associated with keeping United States afloat in her current state—around $800,000 a year—and that, as the SS United States Conservancy has not been able to tender an offer for the ship, the company was actively seeking a "suitable buyer."

    The SS United States Conservancy ask for financial help, to save the Big-U SSUSPlankowner.org | Become a Plank Owner of The SS United States


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  2. smkspy

    smkspy is one nice fucking kitty

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    I'm disappointed. I thought this was going to be a thread about SS members that had escaped to the United States after the war.

    But that's a big boat.
     
  3. WWMEGATRON

    WWMEGATRON Well-Known Member

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    lol My bad!! I'll fix it!!!
     
  4. Nachtsider

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    Nice boat.
     
  5. megatronski

    megatronski PURGE THE HERETIC

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    its old and out of use...................................................................
    id say it should be scrapped.
     
  6. smkspy

    smkspy is one nice fucking kitty

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    No, it's my fault. I just always have Nazis on the brain.

    But as a historian, I think it should be refurbished and set up as a tourist attraction somewhere. It really bothers me just how quickly we Americans like to destroy our past because we've built something bigger and better.
     
  7. WWMEGATRON

    WWMEGATRON Well-Known Member

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    Oh!! like WWII History?? Me too:) 
     
  8. Primeconvoy1

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    That ship is in viewing distance and only a few blocks from my house. It's been in dock here for years.

    I know several local campaigns that have been trying to save her. Unfortunately, even if there were potential buyers, the costs get higher for the restoration.

    I'd like to see her restored either as a floating historical museum or some type of tourist attraction. She is a piece of history, and I would hate to see her scrapped.
     
  9. Aernaroth

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    I think if the ship can be restored, so be it, but it's likely been out of service and in a state of disrepair for so long now that it's unsafe and impossible to truly bring back into working order. Scrapping the old gal, sad as it is, may be the only viable option.

    Even if she does meet her end (and rebirth, in recycled steel), I'd certainly hope they'd keep some key pieces for maritime/other american museums.
     
  10. Brawlastator

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    I was expecting some kind of thread comparing the US Government to the SS.

    I was extremely disappointed and relieved at the same time.
     
  11. Red Alert

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    I think they need to call Ludicrous to pimp it out in Modern Warfare gear.
     
  12. Doug

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    I also would like to see the ship restored if possible. But if they can't come up with the money to restore her, no choice into scrapping her.
     
  13. Lock Cade

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    I sure hope that in some way the ship can be restored, and become a museum.
     
  14. WWMEGATRON

    WWMEGATRON Well-Known Member

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    :lol :lolol  Dammit!! I know I can change the name of the thread, but I can't remember how:eek: 

    Look at the Queen Mary, A hotel. She is a vivid example!!
     
  15. Megatronwp38

    Megatronwp38 Megatron? Is that you!?!?

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    When the ship was 1st brought here my dad and I took our 20 foot Cuddy Cabin Boat down the Delaware and went up along side and took pictures. I've also taken pictures next to the curb. It would be ashame if it were scrapped. A floating museum would be more fitting the the grandest ocean liner that the United States has built. It still holds the Blue Ribband for the fastest Atlantic Crossing.

    Whenver I go to Ikea in South Philly you can not help but look at it. It over takes the landscape there. I would love to get aboard and just see what, if anything, is left inside.
     
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    Yes, a very good example.
     
  17. Megatronwp38

    Megatronwp38 Megatron? Is that you!?!?

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    The only difference between the two is that when the Queen Mary was retired she steamed right to Long Beach CA still in sailing condition, with all her interior fitings still usable. The United States has been empty and rusting in Philadelphia for nearly 14 years. She will need to be 100% refitted from top to bottom.
     
  18. MegaMoonMan

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    Load it with explosives, set it adrift and remote detonate it.

    Charge a premium for front row seats on shore.
     
  19. autobotblaster

    autobotblaster Y U NO!?!?!

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    Naw man, they need to call Xzibit- he"ll put parts of the titanic in it. " Aye yo man, we heard you liek boats so we put a boat in your boat"
     
  20. grimlock1972

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    I agree with this, but if scrapping her is the only option id hope they would keep important pieces of the ships such as the ships wheel.
     

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