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"The Ghost Ships of Mothball Fleet" Topic

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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP07 Aug 2018 9:16 p.m. PST

Good pictures here…



Oberlindes Sol LIC08 Aug 2018 9:25 a.m. PST

A 2011 article, Armand? You're usually so au courant.

I have driven past the mothballed fleet, and flown over it in a small plane. It was pretty impressive.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP08 Aug 2018 10:07 a.m. PST

Yes… still good pics to see!… (smile)


Personal logo SBminisguy Supporting Member of TMP08 Aug 2018 10:22 a.m. PST

Yep, though I drive across the Benicia Bridge which overlooks the anchorage of the Ghost Fleet fairly often, and it's basically gone. It was a local fixture for many years, then the Federal government and the State went on full court press to scrap the ships. California in particular did a lot of yawping about this being a victory for environment, of course. I remember taking boat tours as a kid to see the ships up close, and of course there was a lot of interest when the USS Iowa was anchored there for a while.

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