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SS UNITED STATES at Philadelphia. Image and copyright Peter Knego 2012.

After narrowly escaping the scrappers for the umpteenth time since her lay up in 1969, the SS UNITED STATES finally seems to be on the verge of salvation, the full extent of which will be revealed at a press conference in New York on February 4 at 10:00 AM EST.

According to a news item just issued by the SS United States Conservancy, there will be a press conference at the Manhattan Cruise Terminal (Pier 88, second floor) with SS United States Conservancy CEO (and granddaughter of SS UNITED STATES’ architect William Francis Gibbs) Susan Gibbs and the CEO from the as-yet-undisclosed development partner detailing plans “that envision the SS UNITED STATES again as an iconic symbol of America the world over.”

At that time, an artist’s rendering of the redeveloped ocean liner, which is currently moored in Philadelphia, will also be unveiled, followed by a brief question and answer session.

Peter Knego

Peter Knego

Having documented over 400 passenger ships and taken more than 200 cruises, MaritimeMatters’ co-editor Peter Knego is a leading freelance cruise writer, a respected ocean liner historian and frequent maritime lecturer both on land and at sea.  With his work regularly featured in cruise industry trades and consumer publications.  Knego also runs the website which offers MidCentury cruise ship furniture, artwork and fittings rescued from the shipbreaking yards of Alang, India.  He has produced several videos on the subject, including his latest, The Sands Of Alang and the best-selling On The Road To Alang."
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