The Mothball Fleet: Aboard the Dying Ghost Ships of Suisun Bay

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Suisun Bay National Defense Reserve Fleet

Suisun Bay National Defense Reserve Fleet (Photo credit: kqedquest)

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atlas obscura social 11 (Photo credit: donovanbeeson)

Suisun Bay National Defense Reserve Fleet

Suisun Bay National Defense Reserve Fleet (Photo credit: kqedquest)

Suisun Bay National Defense Reserve Fleet

Suisun Bay National Defense Reserve Fleet (Photo credit: kqedquest)

English: USS Vancouver (LPD-2) as she appears ...

English: USS Vancouver (LPD-2) as she appears today, Suisun Bay Reserve Fleet (mothball fleet). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Ghost fleet awaits removal from Suisun Bay.

Ghost fleet awaits removal from Suisun Bay. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

English: Some of the ships of the Suisun Bay R...

English: Some of the ships of the Suisun Bay Reserve Fleet (mothball) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Suisun Bay is famous for hosting the anchorage...

Suisun Bay is famous for hosting the anchorage of the ghost or mothball fleet, a collection of U.S. Navy and merchant reserve ships, created in the period following World War II. Many of these ships were removed for sale as scrap metal during the 1990s, but over 80 ships still remain at anchor in the bay including the WWII battleship USS Iowa (BB-61). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Mothball Fleet: Aboard the Dying Ghost Ships of Suisun Bay

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