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posted 06-15-2010 09:42 AM      Profile for dmwnc1   Email dmwnc1   Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
The EILEEN MCALLISTER, after a 24 day tow from San Francisco that began on May 18th followed by 3 days perside at Balboa, begins the final voyage of the USNS GENERAL JOHN POPE to the breakers in Brownsville TX:

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She is the very first of two classes of twenty-one transports commissioned for World War Two troop and repatriation service, and the very last to survive.  

She follows the last four VICTORY SHIPS, the last T2 tanker SANTA YNEZ and the last P-2-SE2-R1 troop ship USNS GENERAL EDWIN D. PATRICK, all which had previously departed San Francisco and have arrived in Brownsville TX for scrapping. (Information Source: Maritime Matters)

The USNS GENERAL JOHN POPE passes through the Gatun Locks

More threads of webcam grabs I have taken as other Ghost Fleet ships have passed through, the photosets were taken by a San Francisco 'local' as the ships were being cleaned and prepared for their final voyages:

Pier 70 USS General John Pope (AP-110) 5-2010 - a set on Flickr

Pier 70 USS General Edwin Patrick (T-AP) 4-2010 - a set on Flickr

Cruise Talk: Pope and Patrick...waiting

Pier 70 SS Rider Victory in Drydock 3-2010 - a set on Flickr

ASPPhotoGallery (RIDER VICTORY in tow Miraflores Locks - Album_ID 3446)

SS Windthrop Victory's last voyage 3-2010 - a set on Flickr

ASPPhotoGallery (WINTHROP VICTORY in tow Panama Canal - Album_ID 3442)

Pier 70 USNS Mission Santa Ynez 4-2010 - a set on Flickr

USNS Mission Santa Ynez 3-2010 - a set on Flickr

Cruise Talk: USNS Mission Santa Ynez in Panama Canal

Exxon Gettysburg at Pier 70 5-2010 - a set on Flickr




SS American Racer 12-2010 - a set on Flickr

Cruise Talk: SS American Racer of United States Lines

In Panama Canal

USS Taluga at Pier 70 BEA Drydock 7-2010 - a set on Flickr




S.S. Earlham Victory at Pier 70 12-2009 - a set on Flickr

USS Pan American Victory -the end is near- 11-2009 - a set on Flickr

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