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Old 04-23-2004, 03:41 PM
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I read that she is 3 times the size of the Titanic.
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She is sticking 100 feet into the Hudson..... Pier 92 isn't big enough!!!!

Beware.... Police and Coast Guard security is very tight!!!!!

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Pic # 2 is cool.
I like pic 4, imagine driving down the street and seeing that.
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Big Whoopie I got this baby 10 minutes from my house
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Big Whoopie I got this baby 10 minutes from my house
She ain't the biggest and she don't sail anymore. Hopefully Cunard will do something with her. Yup, she is now owned by a British company as Cantor recently sold her.

Just across the river is the USS New Jersey, also an amazing ship.

Seeing this baby clear the VZ bridge with only 14' to spare is an amazing site. She is 1,132' long and 21 stories high.

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But she is faster and she is American

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Does the S.S. United States still hold the Blue Riband?
For those who have asked if the SS United States still holds the Blue Riband (she does) the link below will give complete details.

Although she has lost the record for an East bound voyage--the easier of the crossings because the Gulf Stream wind is behind the vessel--to ships of questionable qualification (they were all ferry hydrofoils of less than three hundred feet in length) she still holds the more difficult West bound record.

Because ships are the largest moving objects built by man, the record of the fastest should not be trivialized by vessels of less than impressive size. For this reason, the foundation has formed a commission to look into creating a trophy that would be called the SS United States Trophy and would be awarded to ships of over 500ft in length and over 25,000 tons--with keels--who hold the record of "fastest" in the world, in addition to holding the Blue Riband in both directions.

Here's the link for more info: http://www.blueriband.com/Ships/ships.html

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But she is faster and she is American
Yup she sure is and still holds the translantic crossing record (non-stop). I do hope to see her sail again.
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If she sails again I'm booking a trip.

But I just read that the company put her on hold due to a storm over in Europe that wrecked a NEW ship being built

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