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  • Steve B., Yes you are right, buying her is the easy part. I'm glad they were able to do it. What comes to mind now is where is the money going to come from to restore her?? Her insides have been stripped down to the steel bulkheads. Its going to takes many millions to put her back in shape to be the great static display that the new owners have in mind.

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    • Remarc, Its a darn good question. Being here in South Florida naturally I would like to see the United States docked in Miami. However her real home is NewYork as that was her home port during her days of sailing from Europe to the U.S. and back again.

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      • Why can't we have the MS Kungsholm in Miami instead of Oman?

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        • Some of my really old film-images which was taken at the beginning of the 90s, I think these might be from August or September 1991:



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          • Two more from that very same day:



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            • This would have been before she was towed to Turkey for Asbestos removal and therefore with the "Guts" still in her.

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              • That must be the CSX coal pier, it looks like it anyway. Great photos, thanks for posting!

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                • When was the asbestos removal in Europe done?
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                  • Re: SS United States : United States Lines

                    Originally posted by pakarang View Post
                    When was the asbestos removal in Europe done?
                    Removal of asbestos was done in 1994 according to wikipedia... Bad thing with that is that she is nothing but an empty hull and superstructure with decks, no interiors and fittings. Good news is that's like a white canvas to whoever would like to do something with her, no need to strip her down first, and the expenses associated with that...

                    Also, I just found this old marketing film promoting the SS United States, and her transatlantic crossings from New York to Le Havre...

                    Part 1:


                    Part 2:


                    Part 3:


                    I just can't put into words how much I'd like to go to America on her... It's a shame she will never sail again... :-( Though it's some conciliation that you can cross the atlantic on the QM2 for a (reasonably) modest sum if you don't really need to have the most expensive epic luxury balcony suite...
                    Last edited by Eirik; June 9th, 2011, 12:07.
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                    • Re: SS United States : United States Lines

                      SS UNITED STATES - THE FASTEST SHIP IN THE WORLD
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                      • Re: SS United States : United States Lines

                        Anyone bought / seen / read this new book on the USS United States?

                        http://www.lesstreater.com/
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                        • Re: SS United States : United States Lines

                          On a USSUS facebook page there is now rumors circulating that the ship might be scrapped by end of summer this year, unless a business venture is finally kicked into high gear.

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                          • Re: SS United States : United States Lines

                            Originally posted by pakarang View Post
                            On a USSUS facebook page there is now rumors circulating that the ship might be scrapped by end of summer this year, unless a business venture is finally kicked into high gear.
                            Sadly i am not surprised to hear such rumours. I have always felt that plans for her future are optimistic, especially given the current financial climate. One must wonder just how long this ship can survive before her hull is so bad that repairs to that alone make her survival even more unrealistic. How many decades of neglect can she really be expected to survive? Sure, a few much smaller vessels have been saved from many decades of neglect, at massive cost it must be said. But the big blue is massive compared to them.

                            Who is going to throw the tens of millions of $$$ at her that will be needed for her future? And will she ever pay that money back?
                            Your charts, your radar, your eyes and ears - if all 4 agree, you may proceed with caution.

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                            • Re: SS United States : United States Lines

                              The owners seem to keep their work going. There are actual movements on this page:

                              http://www.ssunitedstatesconservancy.org/

                              Their facebook-group is also acting "normal":

                              http://www.facebook.com/SSUSC

                              What rumours do you refer to?
                              Lofoten '07 ...... Nordnorge '11

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                              • Re: SS United States : United States Lines

                                Originally posted by Ralf__ View Post
                                The owners seem to keep their work going. There are actual movements on this page:

                                http://www.ssunitedstatesconservancy.org/

                                Their facebook-group is also acting "normal":

                                http://www.facebook.com/SSUSC

                                What rumours do you refer to?
                                There is nothing I hope more than seeing this sleeping beauty come alive again.... what do you all think, will it ever happen, or are we hoping for something that might never happen?

                                My apologies for incorrectly remembering the source of the rumor (and I stress, this is NOT anything official from the US-conservancy) was actually a FB-group called "Classical Liners and Vintage Cruise Ships Unlimited":

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