Crystal Cruises luxurious journey firm introduced plans Thursday to overtake the ship at a value of a minimum of $974 million. The huge steamship has been docked in Philadelphia for twenty years, gutted and rusting at an unused wharf on the Delaware River. However earlier than it may be was a state-of-the-art business vessel, the SS United States should endure a nine-month feasibility research.
In its glory days within the Fifties, the ship carried everybody from royalty to immigrants throughout the Atlantic Ocean, accompanied by three on-board orchestras. On the time, it was the most important and quickest ocean liner that had ever been inbuilt the USA — at 301 metres, 33m longer than the Titanic.
On its maiden voyage in 1952, the liner’s 268,000-horsepower engines propelled it throughout the Atlantic in three days, 10 hours, 42 minutes. That document stood till 1990. The ship was decommissioned in 1969.