USS Recruit (TDE-1 and TFFG-1) in San Diego, CA, the Navy’s first non-ship, was originally a commissioned vessel and observed traditional Naval shipboard procedures like all other vessels.

Affectionately known as USS Neversail, the Recruit was a two-thirds scale mock-up and served as an instructional platform for new recruits. When completed in 1949, it was 225 long, had a 24-foot, four inch beam and a 41-foot mast.

Today, with the closure of the Navy training station the Recruit is being preserved as an historical building.
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Links: www.quarterdeck.org
By: kjfitz
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