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The S.S. United States Won’t Take to the Seas Again After All

nytimes.com — The S.S. United States, the world's fastest ocean liner, won't be sailing the seas again after all. The Titanic-size ship - which in its 1950s prime offered one of the most stylish ways to travel between New York and Europe - has been mothballed for decades, ever since jet travel ended the era of the trans-Atlantic superliner.

Aboard the Mumbai Bus: A Tapestry of Life

graphics.wsj.com — A doomed bus trip on India's Highway 66 brought them together by chance-a teacher, a backpacker, woodworkers and lovebirds. Here are their stories of fortune and fate.

Luxury travel company plans to restore SS United States

heraldtribune.com — The SS United States has just been tossed a life preserver.In its 1950s heyday, the historic ship - the world's fastest luxury liner - dashed across the Atlantic carrying royalty and immigrants alike to American shores.

SS United States, historic ocean liner of trans-Atlantic heyday, may sail again

postandcourier.com — The SS United States has just been tossed a life preserver. In its 1950s heyday, the historic ship - the world's fastest luxury liner - dashed across the Atlantic carrying royalty and immigrants alike to American shores.

S.S. United States, Historic Ocean Liner of Trans-Atlantic Heyday, May Sail Again

nytimes.com — The S.S. United States has just been tossed a life preserver. In its 1950s heyday, the historic ship - the world's fastest luxury liner - dashed across the Atlantic carrying royalty and immigrants alike to American shores.

Donations Help the S.S. United States Fend Off the Scrapyard

nytimes.com — For now, at least, the next port of call for the S.S. United States - the fastest oceanliner ever built - will not be the scrapyard, thanks to an outpouring of donations from ship lovers around the world. Last month the preservationists who own the vessel faced a nightmare: Short of cash, they had been forced to seek bids from scrappers.

One last SOS for once famous ocean liner built in Newport News

hamptonroads.com — A supership that once ferried presidents, Hollywood royalty, actual royalty and even the Mona Lisa has a place in the history books as the fastest ocean liner in the world. The owners are now racing to avoid having the ship, the SS United States, relegated to the junk heap.

A historic U.S. supership - which is longer than three football fields - is sending out its last S.O.S.

news.nationalpost.com — A Titanic-sized supership that once ferried presidents, Hollywood royalty, actual royalty and even the Mona Lisa has a place in the history books as the fastest oceanliner in the world. The owners are now racing to avoid having the ship, the SS United States, relegated to the junk heap.

Supership that once ferried presidents and royalty may hit the junk heap

startribune.com — A Titanic-sized supership that once ferried presidents, Hollywood royalty, actual royalty and even the Mona Lisa has a place in the history books as the fastest oceanliner in the world. The owners are now racing to avoid having the ship, the S.S. United States, relegated to the junk heap.

Fans of World's Fastest Ocean Liner Put Out a Distress Call

wsj.com — PHILADELPHIA -- Dan McSweeney has a few ideas for saving the United States. That would be the SS United States -- the fastest ocean liner in the world. Bigger than the Titanic and fast enough to water-ski behind, she's a steamship so sophisticated, her capabilities remained a Cold War secret for decades.
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