Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Giant Ship Hulk - SS United States

Colossal ocean liner, probably the largest thing you'll ever see rusting at a wharf. No tours.
Address:
Columbus Blvd., Philadelphia, PA
Directions:
Docked at a pier on the Delaware River. FROM THE NORTH: I-95 exit 19. Follow the signs for I-76 E toward Walt Whitman Bridge/Packer Ave., then keep right at the fork toward I-76 W/Packer Ave., then keep left at the fork toward Oregon Ave. Turn left onto Front St., then turn right onto Oregon Ave. After a half-mile, turn left onto Columbus Blvd. Ship is a quarter-mile on the right. FROM THE SOUTH: I-95 exit 20 for Columbus Blvd toward Washington Ave. Keep right at the fork, follow signs for Snyder Ave./Oregon Ave. and merge onto Columbus Blvd. Drive south about a mile to the Ship.
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S.S. United States. Giant Ship Hulk - SS United States

The SS United States is right across the street from IKEA and visible from the 400 section of Phillies Stadium. Just look for the giant smoke stacks along the Delaware.

[Eric Anderson, 02/07/2010]
Giant Ship Hulk - SS United States

Driving back from a vacation trip on 1-95, my 8 year old daughter suddenly said "Dad, there's the Titanic!"

I looked to the side, and wow, there was a giant black hull ocean liner, complete with deep V hull and giant smokestacks! Upon getting home and researching, I found it is the SS United States; a long neglected classic ocean liner, with a long suffering following of people who faithfully dream of its "resurrection." It cannot be toured, but makes an awesome roadside sight!

[John, 07/01/2002]

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