OUT-OF-SEQUENCE: Also left on the sidelines and never posted during this busy COVID19 era... here are some more unorganized workings...

Back when this all started, some contact (for money) was made, about the SS United States project, to have her join other notable passenger liners that have been converted to floating hotels, including the Queen Mary in California; the QE2 in Dubai, the Rotterdam in the Netherlands, and the Sun Princess in Japan.  

About the SS United States Conservancy The SS United States Conservancy is a national nonprofit organization that leads the global effort to save and repurpose America’s Flagship, the SS United States. The Conservancy raises public awareness and financial resources for the iconic vessel’s maintenance, restoration and ultimate reuse as well as a world class museum collection of art, artifacts and archival resources relating to ship and American maritime history. The Conservancy’s ultimate goal is to ensure that the fastest ocean liner ever to cross the Atlantic remains an inspiration for generations to come. For more information about the SS United States Conservancy and America's Flagship, visit www.ssusc.org.

General characteristics
Class and type:Ocean liner
Tonnage:53,330 GRT
  • 45,400 tons (designed)
  • 47,264 tons (maximum)
  • 990 ft (302 m) (overall)
  • 940 ft (287 m) (waterline)
Beam:101.5 ft (30.9 m) maximum
  • 31 ft 3 in (9.53 m) (design)
  • 32 ft 4 in (9.86 m) (maximum)
Depth:75 ft (23 m)
Installed power:
  • 240,000 shp (180,000 kW) (rated)
  • 241,785 shp (180,299 kW) (trials)
  • 35 knots (65 km/h; 40 mph) (service)
  • 38.32 knots (70.97 km/h; 44.10 mph) (trials)
  • 43 knots (80 km/h; 49 mph) (claimed)
Capacity:1,928 passengers


Back in my 19 February Ocean acidification post I talked of ocean acid levels as part of seafood research, I found this great article... which I pass on for you to read.... it is from  early February, and intense (if you are into ocean stuff).


Today we are coasting along here in Oregon, with our COVID19 graph still on the upward route, and with no sign of leveling off, I assume we all are watching the antics to our South on Californians resisting even believing there "is" a Virus, and the general trending across the land for Governors to relent to the public demands for opening and socializing.

All this talk about Government checks has not been realized by anyone in our system... as a matter of fact we are being asked about " ?" as a #2 topic.

Meat, flour, rice, Paper goods, medical gloves, and tooth paste are shortages here on the coast, our 
commercial suppliers and Chinazon are no help either... simply there is no inventory, and the Tyson/Hormel/Armour meats declarations yesterday are downright scary.

So, more of the same, nothing new to report, just waiting for the next stupid move by a Governor somewhere (could it be here in Oregon?) watch the graph, be cautious, wait for mid -June.    Impatience is contagious, there is no cure for ignorance, fear doesn't help.