Arriving for a recent vessel survey in Philadelphia, PA with my colleague Wayne Thomas, we found ourselves pulling up to a pier alongside the laid-up SS United States. After completing the survey, we had the chance to walk the pier and admire this imposing vessel, capturing this image.



For a vessel with such rich heritage, still retaining the Blue Riband trophy for the fastest passenger vessel across the Atlantic (in both directions), it seems a little unbefitting to see her in her current state following retirement from service in 1969 and subsequent lay-up at Pier 82, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1996.


Since the late 1970's we have worked with a number of investment groups on attempts to return the vessel to service. Unfortunately, read more »

M&O covers quite a range of waterfronts. Some we only visit occasionally (for example, Bahia Blanca, Argentina we visit no more than about once a decade) but others we visit on an almost daily basis.


The Delaware River ports are home turf for us, but every now and then we need to check the internet to make sure we show up at the right gate. Chris Law made such a website visit recently and came across this link:


This was such an interesting link that we copy the picture on it right here:

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