Here is Your Opportunity to Own a Historic Collectable: the Propellor from the SS United States

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Would you like to own a very unique piece of history? If so, you can bid in an auction for a piece from the luxury passenger liner built in 1952 for the United States Line. The ship is the largest ocean liner constructed entirely in the US, the fastest ocean liner to cross the Atlantic in either direction, and, even in her retirement, retains the record of the passenger liner crossing the Atlantic Ocean in regular service with the record highest speed.

The SS United States Conservancy is looking to sell a massive propeller sitting on its deck in Philadelphia. The purchaser will be responsible for removing and transporting the four-blade, 18-foot diameter, 60,000-pound propeller.

You can learn more at http://www.abc27.com/story/25605779/ss-united-states-short-on-cash-selling-propeller.

If you win the auction, please let me know where you will be exhibiting it, OK?

2 Comments

Dick, I think you have posted this with “tongue in cheek”. Who wants it? Are they going to serve free drinks at the auction? Understandable they are trying to raise money to perhaps repurpose the ship. Your posting sis take me to a Wikipedia article that is really interesting about the history of the ship and the ongoing attempts to do something to preserve it. There have been sales of other items in the past.

As an 8 year old child, I stood at the end of Hythe pier in Southampton Water in 1952 to watch the “United States” steam up the Water to Southampton Docks following her record Blue Riband crossing of the Atlantic. I wont be bidding in the auction, but I do remember her unique covered funnels – no other liner had them.

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