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SOS for faded liner – Is the SS United States headed for the scrap yards or will Philadelphia save her?

Philadelphia lunching Ikea shoppers have a view of the SS United States, at Pier 82 since 1996. CRUISE SHIP HISTORY: SOS for faded liner – SOS for faded liner – Is the SS United States headed for the scrap yards or will Philadelphia save her? Bill Clinton was in his first term as president when the peeling hulk of the ... Read More »

SS UNITED STATES YOUTUBE VIDEO

The Flagship of America is in need of help…your help…and a vision to restore her. Please help save the SS United States! Cruise ship history: 22-year-old SS UNITED STATES Conservancy supporter Jonathan Doucette has crafted a sixty-second online commercial spot promoting the cause of saving our nation’s flagship.   A fierce advocate for the ship’s preservation, Doucette is a graduate of ... Read More »

SS United States sails to the West Indies during the 1960s.

Cruise Ship History and Cruising The Past. More steamship history with a video cruise aboard the SS United States. In 1964, former SS United States purser Jim Green returned to the ship as a passenger for a West Indies cruise along with his beloved wife Frieda. Here, set to the music of the ship’s own orchestra, is a nostalgic journey ... Read More »

SS UNITED STATES is up for sale and could end up as scrap metal. Will the QE 2 be next?

The great ocean liner SS United States docked next to Ikea in Philadelphia has been put up for sale. A preservation group for the mothballed ocean liner fears a buyer could end up using it as scrap metal.  Steven Ujifusa, who was a volunteer production assistant for the above video, published a story on Plan Philly about the ship’s possible ... Read More »