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  • pakarang
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    Two more from that very same day:



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

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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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    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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  • janihudi
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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.

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  • Steve.B
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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.

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  • pakarang
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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.

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  • Remarc
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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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  • Steve.B
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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.

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  • Eirik
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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.

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

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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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    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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  • pakarang
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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

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