Neches River US Naval Reserve Fleet

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.
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