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Old June 26, 2011, 11:09 AM   #1
ZCORR Jay
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Inside the Ghost Ships of the Mothball Fleet

I really enjoy history and seeing what's left of once great things.

This guy was able to snap some pretty cool photos of an old fleet just north of San Fransisco.

http://scotthaefner.com/beyond/mothb...t-ghost-ships/
"For decades, dozens of forgotten Navy and merchant ships have been corroding in Suisun Bay, 30 miles northeast of San Francisco. These historic vessels—the Mothball Fleet—served their country in four wars: WWII, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, and Desert Storm. After a decade of impasse, the ghost fleet is slowly dwindling as the ships are towed out one-by-one for scrapping. About 15 retired ships are already gone; by 2017, the entire fleet will be just a memory."

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Old June 26, 2011, 11:22 AM   #2
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Flown over it in a small plane (did some..urp..spin recovery out there) and driven by it many times. Glomar Explorer was there for a while. Sad to see a fixture of the Bay Area go like that.
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Old June 26, 2011, 12:34 PM   #3
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Cool pictures, but sorry, this isn't on topic for TFL.

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