Active Former WWII Drydock

Active Former WWII Drydock


Seattle, Washington (WA), US
Operated in Pacific Theater during the war, mother-ship to first USN bathyscaphe Trieste II in the 1960's which searched for missing subs USS Thresher & USS Scorpion. Trieste II is now preserved as a museum ship at the Naval Undersea Museum, Keyport Washington, not far from ARD-20. The drydock has been operated by various Seattle shipyards for several decades. My dive crew assisted with landing both a tugboat and research vessel on the docking blocks on 4 Jan 2013.

On Bing Maps a partially sunken houseboat is visible on the lakeshore just north of the shipyard, surrounded by oil sorbent boom.
Operated in Pacific Theater during the war, mother-ship to first USN bathyscaphe Trieste II in the 1960's which searched for missing subs USS Thresher & USS Scorpion. Trieste II is now preserved as a museum ship at the Naval Undersea Museum, Keyport Washington, not far from ARD-20. The drydock has been operated by various Seattle shipyards for several decades. My dive crew assisted with landing both a tugboat and research vessel on the docking blocks on 4 Jan 2013.

On Bing Maps a partially sunken houseboat is visible on the lakeshore just north of the shipyard, surrounded by oil sorbent boom.
View in Google Earth Military - Historic, Transportation - Drydocks, Safari Submissions
Links: en.wikipedia.org
By: DivSock

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milwhcky picture
@ 2013-01-07 02:35:50
Welcome to VGT!
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@ 2013-01-07 08:59:34
Welcome to VGT! Your first post is in a Safari. Awesome.
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@ 2013-01-09 19:10:11
Thanks Milwhchy & Kjfitz

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