The Preservation group, SS United States announced that as of February 1st 2011 it has taken ownership of the famous cruise ship. In 1952 the SS United States broke the record held by the Queen Mary by crossing the Atlantic in 3 days, 12 hours and 12 minutes, the west bound record still stands to this day. SS United States was a military and public project, built to be converted to a military vessel and transport troops in only one day. It was never converted but was sailed by a variety of politicians and celebrities alike. The group plans to refurbish and repurpose the ship as a stop for tours and education. You can read more or donate to the SS United States by Clicking Here or the picture below.