Contributed by Mike Smolinski
USS Shreveport (LPD-12)
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What are the chances that I take a picture of a graveyard Navy ship yard and one of the pictures is that of a ship of blog reader, Kevin B. used to sail on. The USS Shreveport.
I was on my way to Revzilla in Philly this past June 2014 and stumbled across this yard on a back route.Thought this would make an interesting post for those who love old ships and are decommissioned.
Kevin said to me,
“Most every Sailor, always knows their first ship when they see it. No matter how many years it’s been or how bad a shape it’s in. Hard to explain really…lol”
“A lot of history to that ship. Real shame their going to turn her into razor blades.”
See below the picture some interesting facts that I learned after Kevin sent me this link. Thanks Kevin and thanks for idea for a new and different post on my blog. I would have never known this name or history of this ship.
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