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  •  I watched the end of a proud CVL a decade ago. (0+ / 0-)

    The USS Cabot (CVL-28), after seeing WWII combat service and continuing on until 1955, was finally broken up near Port Brownsville, TX in 2002.
    I was aware of the effort to save the ship as a museum, and first saw it berthed and awaiting its fate in a back channel near Port Isabel, TX (where I had a place), after it left NOLA.
    There was quite an effort and fight put up to save it then, but the preservationists lost out.
    She was eventually moved up the Brownsville Ship Channel a few miles to a breakers yard alongside, and I saw her being cut up daily on my commutes up and down highway 48, sad stuff.
    Port Brownsville had several breakers operating, and constructors of oil rigs too. Over many years around there I saw many ships and aircraft end like that, both warships and commercial, always very sad to see them go, a damned lot of history just junked.
    Now if I could just get my hands on a used USCG MLB-47...yeeehaaa! Although one of these might do.

    "Double, double, toile and trouble; Fire burne, and Cauldron bubble... By the pricking of my Thumbes, Something wicked this way comes": Republicans!!. . Willkommen im Vierten Reich! Sie haben keine Bedeutung mehr.

    by Bluefin on Fri Dec 14, 2012 at 03:25:09 AM PST

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