« Missouri River Flooding - Nebraska City, NE | Main | Samsung TL500 / EX1 Test Shots »
Wednesday
Jun082011

Photos of The Mothball Fleet

Have a look at a fascinating photo documentary of a fleet of mothballed ships afloat near San Francisco.

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. -Scott Haefner

Mothball Fleet photo

Photo credit: Scott Haefner

Reader Comments

There are no comments for this journal entry. To create a new comment, use the form below.

PostPost a New Comment

Enter your information below to add a new comment.

My response is on my own website »
Author Email (optional):
Author URL (optional):
Post:
 
All HTML will be escaped. Textile formatting is allowed.