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  • #91
    Wow, I am carefully expressing my euphoria. Keep all fingers crossed, let' hope. 60,000 a month? FOr a "parking slot" at IKEA? Well...

    Hope for the US! Still sad that the France/Norway didn't turn out to be lucky. But I know I keep repeating myself...

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    • #92
      Originally posted by Schreihals View Post
      Wow, I am carefully expressing my euphoria. Keep all fingers crossed, let' hope. 60,000 a month? FOr a "parking slot" at IKEA? Well...

      Hope for the US! Still sad that the France/Norway didn't turn out to be lucky. But I know I keep repeating myself...
      If NCL had completely removed all 8 boilers onboard the SS Norway for diesels, as it was done to the QE2, the vessel would still be around today. And that dreadful boiler explosion would not have taken place, which doomed the ship. The only eyesore that I wanted them to remove were the upperdecks and restore her to its original exterior profile of 1962.

      I am quite glad that the ship is in good hands for the moment. It is certainly better than the scrapyard. And certainly much better than at the time of then owner Mr. Edward Cantor who refused to work with the SS United States foundation in 1999 by donating the ship. I will also admit if NCL didn't come along when they did to buy the ship, it would have been scrapped by now like the SS Norway.

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      • #93
        Here are some photos for the members of the Forum to gander from that night. A good size turnout BTW. History in the making...





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        • #94
          OMG... that looks really, really, really spoooooky....!
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          • #95
            Oh yes, the US is really very worn out at the moment. I still love her the way she is, but can anybody imagine how different she will look with fresh paint and everything? Wow!

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            • #96
              Originally posted by Schreihals View Post
              Oh yes, the US is really very worn out at the moment. I still love her the way she is, but can anybody imagine how different she will look with fresh paint and everything? Wow!
              No doubt that would be a very stunning view... all sparkling new, lit up and with crowds of guests on board. I would love to see that happen.
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              • #97
                Oh yes, me too! Although I hope that I will get the chance to see her before that once. Last year I was in NYC but didn't have the time to make to Philadelphia. I would love to see her the way she looks now, as you can really feel her age, I guess!

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                • #98
                  Originally posted by Captain RJ View Post
                  Here are some photos for the members of the Forum to gander from that night. A good size turnout BTW. History in the making...

                  Very good photo. You can even see the rust cakes on the hull plates.
                  Luckily they used thick plates at the time this one was built.
                  For a stationary role thickness requirements should only be enough to support the weight and stresses above waterline and to keep the water out below. If she was to sail the oceans again, a lot more would be required.

                  Regardless of what the "end product" is going to be, this will be a very costly project, which would probably require some sort of Federal grants.
                  Best of luck to SSUS Conservancy, though.

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                  • #99
                    Thank you!
                    The money set aside for her keeps her in safe hands for 20 months.
                    After that, more money is needed. Hopefully the plan will be in full swing.

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                    • Wow, today I landed in Philadelphia on my way from Atlanta to Syracuse (N.Y.). I was so happy to be able to at least see the old lady from above! She looked amazing! I wish I had had the time to go and see her upclose. What a sight!

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                      • Originally posted by Schreihals View Post
                        Wow, today I landed in Philadelphia on my way from Atlanta to Syracuse (N.Y.). I was so happy to be able to at least see the old lady from above! She looked amazing! I wish I had had the time to go and see her upclose. What a sight!
                        How wonderful would it have been if you also had a camera at the time...
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                        • Oh yes, totally! I am on tour in the eastern USA (music...) at the moment and as a typical musician I learned that we would change planes in Philadelphia shortly before the flight (shame on me...), so I just thought "wow, I might see the SS US..." but of course thought how ridiculous it is to just fly over her as Phili is quite huge. And then I really saw her. I jumped up and down although I shoud have fastened my seatbelt.

                          Of course I had no camera with me... Next time! :-)

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                          • One of the members from my forum is in Philly at the end of October with strict instructions to photograph the Big U, so watch this space. But in the mean time enjoy this video put together by by friend.

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                            • Originally posted by White Star View Post
                              One of the members from my forum is in Philly at the end of October with strict instructions to photograph the Big U, so watch this space. But in the mean time enjoy this video put together by by friend.

                              ......
                              Excellent... thank you so very much for your help there!
                              With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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                              • I LOVE it! Such a beauty... Great video, thanks for sharing!

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