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Photographer:Oldkayaker [View profile]Title:USS Sperry AS12Added:Sep 29, 2011
Captured:September 29, 2011IMO:UnavailableHits:2,929
Location:Benicia, United States
Photo Category: Scrapyard Ships
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USS Sperry (AS-12)
decommissioned WWII submarine tender being towed by three tugs (Liberty and Marshall Foss showing on starboard side and Independence not visible in this photo on the port side) as it makes a full circle of life going to Mare Island, Vallejo, CA dismantling facility which coincidentally is the same location this ship was built and launched on December 17, 1941 right after Pearl Harbor was attacked.
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Edward S. Renouard, III on Nov 02, 2011 05:47 (6 years ago)
Too bad, I remember Sperry being a Bremerton resident many years ago!
fultonwife on Oct 16, 2011 23:41 (7 years ago)
Thank you for this pic! My husband served aboard USS Fulton (AS-11) so SPERRY is/was our favorite remaining tender. Hope I look that good at (almost) 70!
Oldkayaker on Sep 29, 2011 07:24 (7 years ago)
More information about this ship and other WWII submarine tenders is located here:
http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/systems/ship/as.htm
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