AO-143 April 2005
of the firms operating in the Port of Brownsville over the years have
included All Star Metals,
Inc ; International Shipbreakers Ltd.; Marine Metals; ESCO Marine
It is NOT logical to save ships for museums because we served on them. It's the FUNCTION of the ships that needs to be memorialized. War ships have guns that need to be viewed and studied. Ships that transported persons to battle need to be viewed and studied. Support ships are ships that have parts designed to complete the SUPPORT mission efficiently where the parts need to memorialized; and that can be achieved well through MODELS, or SALVAGED parts such as those on the The 'BIG E'; to be studied in museums. View: MODELING PROPOSAL. A possible location for a Model museum could be at the Historic Naval Air Station in Seattle Washinton; Bldg. 18 or Bldg. 30 or RIGHT HERE! Click on BLUE SQUARE at Port Isabel. DO click the other blue squares.
Below is a view of Esco Marine's system where the dismantled ship parts are shredded into ferrous scrap and placed aboard barges and transported to DOMESTIC STEEL MILLS in Beaumont, New Orleans or Mobile. Keep track of the Number One Recycled Material at Steel Recycling Institute.