Is the S.S. United States headed toward the scrap yard?

The conservancy that owns the S.S. United States, a former queen of the sea that now rusts at a South Philadelphia dock, intends to retain a broker to explore selling the ship to a metals recycler.

Source: Is the S.S. United States headed toward the scrap yard?

It’s sad news, but this ship was a government-subsidized boondoggle from the very beginning. Built at the dawn of the jet age, the builders asked for and got about a third of the funds needed for construction on the pretense that it could be used as a troop transport. The ship never made any money, and it likely never will.