USS MISPILLION AO-105
SHE WILL BE RECYCLED BY ESCO MARINE IN BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS
MARCH 4, 2012
From: MARE ISLAND DRYDOCKS, Vallejo, CA
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Tug Scorpius follows on starboard of the tow in this photo was snapped by Captain Patrick Moloney, (now master of SS Jeremiah O'brien moored at pier 45 at Fisherman's Wharf ) who remembers his days as 2nd mate on MISPILLION from Apr 79 for 6 months. In Oct he fleeted up to Cargo Trainee (his first Officer job - three stripes, and the pay to go with it). Spent almost 3 months doing that. Was at Mombasa, Kenya with the MIDWAY Battlegroup when the hostages were snatched in Iran and everyone went to war footing in the I.O. It has stayed that way ever since.
Music by TIM BARRON SM3 1968-70 USS Kawishiwi AO-146