transport, the ship took part in nearly every major campaign in the Western Pacific during World War II, including the invasions of Guadalcanal, Bougainville, Peleliu and Leyte.
Francisco Bay, en route for Brownsville ship recycler Esco Marine Inc., where it is expected within 30 days. government in June 1941.
"It'll get turned into the structural steel that's in your buildings and the cars that you drive and everything in Soccer Cleats Turf
between," Wood said.
Kris Wood, Esco's vice president, said dismantling the 7,000 gross ton ship should take about three months. First, asbestos and other hazardous substances have to be removed and dealt with according to environmental regulations, he said.
Before its decommissioning in San Francisco in 1948, the ship was awarded a Navy Unit Commendation and 10 battle stars for its war service. Maritime Commission and placed in the National Defense Reserve Fleet at Suisun Bay, Calif. Golden Bear.
And while Esco is in the business of cutting up old vessels for money, people like Wood are able to appreciate the historical angle such as the key role the Pacific Star played in the war effort so many decades ago.
Pacific Star headed to Brownsville for recycling
The last surviving American built passenger/cargo ship, the Pacific Star departed under tow a little over a week ago from Mare Island, San Football Boots New Releases
As a trainer, the ship sailed on 28 major ocean cruises more than 24 years before being decommissioned again in 1995 and returned to the reserve fleet.
In 2007 the ship was purchased by International Data Security Inc., which planned to completely renovate it for conversion into a data center. The plan failed. IDS, which renamed the ship "Pacific Star," filed for bankruptcy on Nov. 6. Marshal's auction the following day for $1. This is actually the second time Esco has owned the Pacific Star. The first time was in 2004, though the dismantler opted to sell the ship then rather than tow it to Brownsville for recycling.
With scrap prices relatively high, Esco and other contractors find themselves paying the government for vessels to salvage albeit $1 in this case rather than getting paid to tow them away. That could change when prices fall again.
The city of Oakland, Calif., bought the vessel in 1999 and renamed it "Artship" as part of an art colony project that ultimately failed for lack of funding. The Pacific Star had been laid up at Mare Island since 2004.
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