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USS MISPILLION AO-105
LAST VOYAGE

SHE WILL BE RECYCLED BY ESCO MARINE IN BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS

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VOYAGE
COMPLETED ON
MARCH 4, 2012


From: MARE ISLAND DRYDOCKS,  Vallejo, CA


Click on Ship for LARGE VIEW


    

In the Strait at 10:45 on January 27, 2012    See: BIGGER IMAGE

Photo by Kevin Bodwell - Copyright 2012, Western Dovetail - click photo

View January 28, 2012 NEWS

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PANAMA BROWNSVILLE SAN FRANCISCO USS PIGEON USS PYRO USS PYRO
Past Kirsten Grace at 1130 on Feb. 6.        Still Catching Maui Maui

ElsbethII makes Port in BalBoa 2-19-2012


Photo from above Golden Gate Bridge -
Click BELOW IMAGE    or  See images from BAY WEBCAM

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.


The Tug Elsbeth II - CONNECTING to Mispillion in Mare Island Strait on January 27, 2012

Smith Maritime Inc. Ocean Towing & Salvage Services.    Click image for TOW DETAILS of TUGS
Green Cove Springs, Florida 32043

Elsbeth II has 3 Wartsila 8R22 @ 1700 HP each, with 4:3:1 reduction
Propellers and nozzles 96" x 95" with 9"shafts
Six steering "vane" rudders
Crew complement: 5-7; Berthing: 11


Exiting Miraflores Locks  at about 1015 on February 21, 2012
Click image to view Project Director, Bob Remmer's  PHOTOS


VIDEOS OF VOYAGE: 
MaxBoxDepart SuisunDrydock,  Bay Exit, Panama.

Photos by Esco On 3-8-2012

Music by TIM BARRON SM3 1968-70 USS Kawishiwi AO-146


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