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SS United States in Philadelphia

The SS United States is a historic cruise ship that is docked in Philadelphia. It lauched in 1952 and set speed records for crossing the Atlantic. The ship dropped out of service in 1969, and has been in Philadelphia since 1996.

The SS United States Conservancy is a nonprofit organization dedicated to saving the ship. The conservancy would like to turn the ship into a waterfront attraction.

A few years ago, Crystal Cruises announced that it has a purchase option agreement to return the SS United States to active service. The cruise line will cover the expense of preserving the ship while completing a technical feasibility study.

Crystal Cruises' plan will transform the ship into a modern vessel with a capacity of 800 guests. Cruise itineraries might include Transatlantic voyages and a world cruise.

This video is a tour of the SS United States in Philadelphia. It includes footage of the cruiseliner in its operating days, and a tour of its condition now.

Features of the historic ship include a large deck space for sports like deck tennis and shuffleboard. Tall red, white and blue funnels are a distinctive design element. The SS United States carried over 3,000 passengers and crew.

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