SOS: God Save ‘The First Lady Of The Sea’

LOS ANGLES TIMES: Once, it was the fastest and one of the most luxurious ocean liners in the world. On its maiden voyage in 1952, the United States set a transatlantic speed record — New York to Bishop Rock, England, in three days, 10 hours, 40 minutes — eclipsing by 10 hours the mark set by the Queen Mary in 1938. But for 14 years, the pride of a nation has gone nowhere, rusting away at a pier in South Philadelphia, a fading landmark seemingly destined for one last journey: to the scrap yard. Its owner, Norwegian Cruise Line, which […]