Saturday, December 17, 2016

Some ships at Tampa docked near cruise ship

ATC-25 – deck stripped, no equipment visible. Search says ATC-25 is a chemical tank barge, no power, built in 1981, registered in USA. Picture with tug Osprey, 2012, in Galveston, Texas:

http://www.shipspotting.com/gallery/photo.php?lid=1563414

USCG 556, in drydock – Joshua Appleby, a Keeper-class cutter, based out of St. Petersburg. Wikipedia link:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USCGC_Joshua_Appleby

American Victory – A Victory-class ship, laid down 30 March 1945, launched 24 May 1945, acquired by the U.S. 20 June 1945, out of service 1969. Now a museum in Port of Tampa. Between 1946 and 1966, American Victory spent 10 years in naval service and 10 years chartered to commercial carriers. The ship delivered cargo to Vietnam from 1966-69. She is one of three Victory-class ships still afloat.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SS_American_Victory

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