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Today though that vast armada is a dying flame.
Idle fleet james river. Considered an environmental hazard the numbers of this reserve fleet are being reduced each year as ships are transported away as scrap. In 2006 she left the ghost fleet and is now moored in baltimore. This is the james river reserve fleet one of three idle armadas maintained by the united states maritime administration.
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Posted on 3 june 2013 by ben swenson. The james river reserve fleet. An array of ships part of the national defense reserve fleet are anchored adjacent to mulberry island in the middle of the james river.
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The members of this group are as follows. The last of an armada that served the world. This grouping of 11 decommissioned warships is also seen in the photo at left.
These ships are termed the idle fleet in local parlance. After all there were 850 idle ships lashed together in neat rows of two dozen or more stretching five miles. James river reserve fleet click on photos to enlarge the photos above show bow and stern views of a portion of the james river reserve fleet photographed on may 27 1994.
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Shipyards licensed to disassemble and sell off idle fleet ships. The james river for instance was once home to the ns savannah the country s first nuclear powered civilian ship and one of just four that were ever built. The sturgis a former world war ii liberty ship was converted into the first floating nuclear power plant in the 1960s sits idle in the james river reserve fleet at joint base langley eustis virginia.
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