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    SS United States : United States Lines

    You can read more about the press release here:

    http://www.ssunitedstatesconservancy.org/SSUS/Home.html
    You can read more about the press release here:


    http://www.ssunitedstatesconservancy.org/SSUS/Home.html

    To read the entire story of SS United States on CaptainsVoyage, please read back to this thread at the old board (24 pages):

    USS United States - the most powerful passenger vessel built.

  • pakarang
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    A nice summary of the ship's very rich history up to now:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eg7gNhmtwTA

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  • pakarang
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    Originally posted by ombugge View Post
    When I see the latest developments regarding the future of SSUS, I get a mixed feeling of excitement and frustration. Excitement because I want something better for her, and frustration because I no longer believe anything before it's actually realised. I was so ecstatic when Crystal launched and announced their plans.... all to be let down yet again.

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  • ombugge
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    The latest on SSUS from gcaptain:
    https://gcaptain.com/ss-united-state...eid=4674ba0fbe

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  • pakarang
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    Those were some nice films you found.... amazing to hear the sounds inside of her, the sound of a flexing ship, despite being tied up. The sounds were so LOUD too!

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  • ombugge
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    Don't know if this Youtube video from 2015 has been posted here before:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_c...&v=fxIgkgBbpQg

    Or this one from 2016. Part 1:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_c...&v=0obAXTS93ck

    Part 2:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c_afFaZPAIc

    Part 3:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6l6D4eca0cU

    Part 4:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_u0qOKDV0V0

    Part 5:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ipl2mqCPUqQ

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  • janihudi
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    found 2 other images of the smit tugs with the ss United States

    With the ''Smit Rotterdam'' to Turkey



    and back to the USA behinde the ''Smit New York

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  • pakarang
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    SS United States: Lady in Waiting (Maiden Voyage Sequence)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QsJr58-Vh6U

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  • pakarang
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    I saw this news-story breaking yesterday too.... and though it is extremely sad, it is somewhat expected I guess.

    It was quite an amazing news when Crystal announced they would look into how to revive this neglected vessel, and I was absolutely ecstatic about it. I thought at that time, if anyone could do it, it would be Crystal. But now, it seems that even they can't do it - and if they can't do it, then I find it highly unlikely that anyone else will try. From the news I have read online, Crystal spent nearly 1 million US$ on the feasibility study.

    I think it is more than likely now, that the ship will finally be scrapped within the near future.

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  • ombugge
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    Latest on the saga and ups & downs of the faith for this old lady: https://gcaptain.com/cruise-line-can...states-to-sea/

    I'm afraid the possibilities of rehabilitating this one into anything is now fading for every year and every new proposal that fails.

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  • pakarang
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    My take on the recent development, as shared in the Crystal section:

    http://www.captainsvoyage.com/its-a-...ar-united.html

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  • nari
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    Hope so. She deserves a longer life with her remarkable history dating back to the 50s. The America was the poor sister and ended up on a reef on the way to Alang or Gadani.

  • ombugge
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    There may be some good news coming soon??: http://www.workboat.com/news-feed/20...ew-york-bound?

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  • janihudi
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    i'm also in facebook groups of the ss ''Norway'' and the ss ''United States''
    and had had found aother image about the tow of the ss ''Norway'' and place them in the 2 groups.
    a question of one member there if it was the same tug (''Smitwijs Rotterdam'') that towed the ss''Norway'' also towed the ss''United States'' to Piladelphia.
    did a search on google and found out that the ''Smit New York '' did tat job.
    and found an image of her,but the tug is far away to reconise,as which tug.but in differend stories they came with that tug name.

    on her way back to America from Turkey



    while surching further i just got another one of her with the tug.



    looking for the info i read that the tug ''smit rotterdam'' towed her to Turkey,so that man was kinda right.
    until another man said the lifeboats are stil on board.and i red that they where sold in Turkey.
    so we see here (second image) the tug ''smit Rotterdam'' outbound for Turkey,while the first image the tug ''smit new york'' outbound for the USA
    Last edited by janihudi; October 15th, 2016, 20:55.

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  • ombugge
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    Here is an article about SS US that appeared on gcaptain a couple of days ago: http://gcaptain.com/ss-united-states...eering-marvel/

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