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Deal Struck to Save United States

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United States, the historic and record-breaking superliner that once played host to royalty, presidents and movie stars, will escape the breakers and undergo a rebirth, supporters announced Thursday.

The SS United States Conservancy, the liner’s conservancy group, issued a statement announcing that it has an option agreement with a redevelopment partner. No further details will be released until a news conference on 4 February at the Manhattan Cruise Terminal in New York, according to the SSUSC.

The SS United States Conservancy will host a press conference to announce that it has signed an option agreement with a major redevelopment partner. At the announcement, an exciting future for the ship will be revealed that envisions the SS United States again as an iconic symbol of America the world over.

A report circulated last November that United States was the target of multiple real estate developers.

United States’ maiden voyage was in 1952. She still holds the record for the fastest trans-Atlantic passenger ship crossing. Removed from service in 1969, United States was stripped of her interior years ago. The rusting vessel has been moored in Philadelphia for nearly two decades.

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