After reading a bit of her interesting history it lead me to wonder were there any other remaining ships still in existence that were part of the United States Lines? Other than the obvious being the liner SS United States? With the SS American Racer and SS American Reliance now enroute to Brownsville for scrapping are these the last of the line other than the SSUS?
The S.S. American Racer was built at Sun Shipbuilding and Drydock in Chester, Pa., in 1964.
It became part of a fleet involved trans-Atlantic container service started by United States Lines. The first to carry containers to Rotterdam, it and three sister ships operated a weekly service between the United States east coast and the Dutch port. It was used in the commercial trades its entire career, although briefly it served at the end of the Vietnam War.
In 1975, it joined nine other ships that helped evacuate thousands of Vietnamese refugees who left their country at the end of the Vietnam War. Because of the Paris Agreementís prohibition of military forces, noncombat ships were chosen for the mission. At one point, the ship was under fire, but took no damage.
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:
POPE and PATRICK
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)
USNS MISSION SANTA YNEZ
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
PAN AMERICAN VICTORY
USS Pan American Victory -the end is near- 11-2009 - a set on Flickr
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