Neches River US Naval Reserve Fleet
By kjfitz @ 2010-07-16 09:50:33
A fleet of WW II-era ships is anchored in the Neches River near Beaumont, Texas.
he United States Navy maintains a number of its ships as part of a reserve fleet, often called the "Mothball Fleet". While the details of the activity have changed several times, the basics are constant: keep the ships afloat and sufficiently working as to be reactivated quickly in an emergency.