BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS
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CHANNEL Details CHANNEL PORT ISABEL SEA SCAPE RECYCLE YARDS
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USS NEOSHO AO-143 April 2005
USS MISSISSINEWA AO-144 February 2007
USS MISSION SANTA YNEZ AO-134 May 2010
USS GENERAL JOHN POPE AP-110 June 2010
USS RECLAIMER ARS-42 June 2010
   SS SAGAMORE June 2010
USS TALUGA AO-62 July 2010
USS SAVANNA AOR-4 2010
   SS AMERICAN RELIANCE December 2010
   SS AMERICAN RACER December 2010
USS H.H. HESS AGS-38 February 2011
   SS PRESIDENT TYLER May 2011
USS HENRY ECKFORD AO-192 July 2011
USS SPERRY AS-12 December2011
USS PIGEON ASR-21 February 2012
USS CRESENT CITY APA-21 February 2012
USS MISPILLION AO-105 March 2012
   SS CAPE AMBASSADOR May 2012
USS GLACIER WABG-4 June 2012
USS NEREUS AS-17 September 2012
USS SYLVANIA AFS-2 October 2012

 

Here are
Ships
Vern Followed
To Recycle
Yards in
Brownsville TX.




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USS CIMARRON AO-177 December 2012
USS WABASH AOR-5 January 2013
USS ROANOKE AOR-7 February 2013

USS VANCOUVER LPD-2 April 2013
USS WICHITA AOR-1 April 2013
   SS GREAT LAND HULL-673 April 2013
USS KISKA AE-35 May 2013
USS HOLLAND AS-32 September 2013
USS SHASTA AE-33 September 2013
USS KANSAS CITY AOR-3 October 2013
USS MOUNT HOOD AE-29 October 2013
USS VANGUARD AG-194 2013
USS DULUTH LPD-6 December 2013
   SS Mt. WASHINGTON AOT-5076 January 2014
USS WILLIAMETTE AO-180 January 2014
USS FORRESTAL CVA-59 February 2014
USS SHOSHONE AO-151 April 2014
USS NORTHERN LIGHT AK-284 May 2014
USS WYMAN AGS-34 May 2014
USS PONCHATOULA AO-148 June 2014
USS HASSAYAMPA AO-145 June 2014
USS KAWISHIWI AO-146 July 2014



Recycling - is a natural / humane process that
 keeps our economy and environment in check!

Some 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 Salvage; and Andy International.

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.


View: OTHER Dismantling PHOTOS