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USS Point Defiance LSD31

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Photographer:Oldkayaker [View profile]Title:USS Point Defiance LSD31Added:Sep 09, 2011
Captured:September 08, 2011IMO:UnavailableHits:2,462
Location:Benicia, United States
Photo Category: Landing Ships
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Formerly USS Point Defiance an LSD being towed from Suisun Bay, near Benicia, CA, USA to be dismantled at Mare Island, Vallejo, CA facility.
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Pennant no.:LSD31
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ChrisV71 on Sep 09, 2011 22:55 (4 years ago)
Thomaston was already drydocked for cleaning 3 weeks ago. She was undocked on Monday and left Mare Island for Texas 2 days ago, so yes, this is Point Defiance. Sperry is scheduled to be towed next on the 28th.
Oldkayaker on Sep 09, 2011 20:58 (4 years ago)
Here is the USS Point Defiance in better days: http://www.navsource.org/archives/10/12/1231.htm
Oldkayaker on Sep 09, 2011 17:29 (4 years ago)
Thanks Chris and Bob I think you got the right class of ship. Here is Thomaston in better days:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:USS_Thomaston;10122801.jpg
Chris Howell on Sep 09, 2011 10:46 (4 years ago)
It is either the ex USS Thomaston or USS Point Defiance, both of which were laid up at Suisun Bay in 1998.
Guest on Sep 09, 2011 10:11 (4 years ago)
"Thomaston" Class LSD Dock Landing Ship
Oldkayaker on Sep 09, 2011 05:28 (4 years ago)
Ship was spotted being towed by two tugs around 10:45AM, 9-8-2011 being pushed out of Carquinez Straits, near Benicia, CA, USA in route to dismantling operation at Mare Island, CA.
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