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Photographer:Michael Martin [View profile]Title:USS Jason AR8Added:Mar 03, 2007
Photo Category: Scrapyard Ships
USS Jason (AR 8) arrived at the Port of Brownsville this week. Here she is being pushed alongside Marine Metals on 01 March 2007. Three Signet Marine tugs are being used for this operation. The nearest one, nearer the Jason's stern is the Signet Courageous and the one nearer the bow is the Signet Resolute. I can't quite make out the one at amidships.

Edit: I talked to the Captain of the Signet Courageous today and he told me the amidships tug was the Signet Sturgeon.

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Heavy Hull Repair Vessel
Commissioned: June 19, 1944
Decommissioned: June 24, 1995
Builder: Los Angeles Shipbuilding and Drydock Co., San Pedro, Calif.
Propulsion system: four boilers, two steam turbines, two propeller shafts, 11,000 shaft horsepower
Propellers: two
Length: 529.5 feet (161.4 meters)
Beam: 73.2 feet (22.3 meters)
Draft: 23.3 feet (7.1 meters)
Displacement: approx. 16,200 tons full load
Speed: 19.2 knots
Aircraft: none
Armament: four 20mm guns
Crew: approx. 1000
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oyessman98 on Jul 13, 2007 23:27 (11 years ago)
I was on the Jason from 1992-1995. This is definitely an interesting, but sad pic. Has the ship already been scrapped? Does anyone out there happen to have any more pics of the Jolly J? How long does it take to scrap a ship of this size? By the way, during my time period on the ship we held a max of 900 crewmembers...800 men and app 100 women.
mikeW on Mar 30, 2007 00:35 (11 years ago)
I was stationed aboard her from '85-'89. Found this picture quite by accident today while doing a Jason "search". Can anyone tell me where "Port of Brownsville" is located?

For me this picture is :-(

This is probably going to be the last picture ever taken of her intact... She had a long life, even at one time the oldest continuously active duty ship in the US Navy. She had a couple of collisions at sea, one when I was aboard her...but there are many US sailors who have fond, and some not so fond memories of her. RIP old girl.

Oh, And Michael Martin, thank you for posting this picture. It actually meant a lot to me and I'm glad I found it!
Geert van Kesteren on Mar 03, 2007 12:58 (11 years ago)
Very nice "action"picture;
She has done her job!!
best regards
Peter Thede on Mar 02, 2007 07:36 (11 years ago)
hi, nice view and shippicture,regards peter
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