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  • I have had great hope for the SS United States. Hoping she would be saved and turned into a floating hotel, museum, entertainment center, maybe even a place where conventions could be held or at least a place where the members of the convention could stay. The ship should also have restaurants and bars. Finally the United States should be relocated to New York and docked in the vicinity of the USS Intrepid. That was my vision and still is. But I, like another member, now have my fingers crossed. After viewing the above video I came to realize that its going to cost millions just to get rid of the interior and exterior rust and old paint. I cannot figure out where the money is going to come from. Its going to take the generosity of more millionaires and a nationwide campaign to get the SS United States back to the ship she could be.

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    • It is very true that her refurb is going to cost many millions and where that money is going to come from I do not know. At least she is safe from a one way ticket to Alang.

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      • Is there still a hope for the SS US?


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        • I found a picture of her from before the decay got as bad as it is now...



          Then there are a few of her in all her glory while in service...











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          w/ Lots of new and old (adapted lenses)...

          Hurtigruten ships traveled on:
          MS Richard With, MS Nordnorge, MS Nordkapp, MS Nordlys, MS Finnmarken, MS Midnatsol (Both old and new)

          Cruise ships traveled on:
          MS Sunbird, former Rccl Song of America, now MS Louis Olympia (August 2002)
          MS Adventure of the Seas (October 2010)
          MS Vision of the Seas (June 2012)

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          • [img]www.denar.com/images/SS%20AmericaUnitedStates.JPG[/img]

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            • If you go to this site:

              http://home.tiscali.nl/hansbreeman/indexuk.htm

              .... you might come across this beautiful painting:

              http://home.tiscali.nl/hansbreeman/p...d%20States.jpg
              With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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              • Oh, that's really nicely painted! I love the US, the last one of her kind. Well, aside the QE2 of course. But the QE2 is modernised in some ways, so the US is really the last liner in the more or less original state. I hope we will not loose her.

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                • Great news

                  Did not find this posted under SS United States so here we go. Yesterday, Tuesday, 3 Feb 2011 was truely a great day for the SS United States. Susan Gibbs, President of the SS United States Conservancy announced that the conservancy had purchased the SS United States from NCL/Genting, Hong Kong. Truely great news. Think I'll do the Happy Dance.

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                  • VERY GREAT!!! Now let's wait what the future holds!

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                    • Great to hear another step was taken away from the scrappers...

                      In other news I was contacted by e-mail from the editor of Turner Publishing regarding this picture which I posted on another forum. They want to use it for the cover of the book "The Big Ship: The Story of the SS United States". The same picture was posted on page #2 of this thread. Does anyone here know anything about the origin of that photo?

                      To me it looks like something taken either by United States Lines, or someone working for them; it's an aerial shot from either a plane or a helicopter which suggests it was done professionally by someone on a large budget, not by your average amateur/enthusiast photographer. It's also very clean; no dust or decay, despite being taken long ago while the ship was in service. If so the rights will belong to the defunct United States Lines.
                      Olympus user
                      E-PL1, E-M5
                      w/ Lots of new and old (adapted lenses)...

                      Hurtigruten ships traveled on:
                      MS Richard With, MS Nordnorge, MS Nordkapp, MS Nordlys, MS Finnmarken, MS Midnatsol (Both old and new)

                      Cruise ships traveled on:
                      MS Sunbird, former Rccl Song of America, now MS Louis Olympia (August 2002)
                      MS Adventure of the Seas (October 2010)
                      MS Vision of the Seas (June 2012)

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                      • Originally posted by G. of S. Florida View Post
                        Did not find this posted under SS United States so here we go. Yesterday, Tuesday, 3 Feb 2011 was truely a great day for the SS United States. Susan Gibbs, President of the SS United States Conservancy announced that the conservancy had purchased the SS United States from NCL/Genting, Hong Kong. Truely great news. Think I'll do the Happy Dance.
                        Yes, that is great news, but it also means that all expenses concerning her now have to be paid by the new owners. Mooring fees, essential maintenance etc. I hate to think how much it costs per month to keep her in her current berth, anyone know?
                        I hope more than anything that this does not become another 'Kalakala' story.

                        Buying her was the easy and cheapest part of this affair, from now on the big bucks need to roll in. The cost of buying her is tiny compared with what must be spent in the time ahead. But, she is out of danger for the time being, that's the important part.
                        Your charts, your radar, your eyes and ears - if all 4 agree, you may proceed with caution.

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                        • New York / Philly / Miami, which do you prefer?

                          http://maritimematters.com/2011/03/s...ates-in-miami/

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                          • Originally posted by Remarc View Post
                            New York / Philly / Miami, which do you prefer?

                            http://maritimematters.com/2011/03/s...ates-in-miami/
                            Personally, my hope would be for Miami.
                            With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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                            • I personally would love to see her back in New York Harbour. Would be good to see her back where she belongs.
                              Your charts, your radar, your eyes and ears - if all 4 agree, you may proceed with caution.

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                              • yes ,i was thinking that too,back to her own pier.
                                okay temperatur is beter in miami,be she sails from NY.
                                i would be the same as that they moored the SS Rotterdam in Amsterdam.
                                best regards Thijs

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