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    USS Forrestal

    Was driving over the Newport bridge this morning and saw the big old Gal at sea once again. She was not as pretty as she was in her prime, her mast was down, and she certainty needed some sprucing up, but there she was right in the middle of the bay. I was told she was being towed to Philadelphia where she will be prepared to eventually become a fishing reef somewhere.

    USS Forrestal (CV-59) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    "Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go" by William Feather

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    always enjoy your posts.

    My friends uncle was on that during the fire.We got a newspaper tour of what happened to him. Pretty interesting.


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    Unfortunately, some of our greatest warships of the past will bring back horrible memories
    to some as well as pleasant ones for others. I know of this first hand as the remains of my wife's father still reside with USS INDIANAPOLIS, which was lost just a few days before the end of World War Two. My family looks upon these famous ships as symbols of the strength and will we Americans have to be free. Freedom always comes with a price!
    "Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go" by William Feather

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    Nice aerial shot I took a couple years ago....just ran across it by chance.
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    USS TARAWA CVS 40 !!! I was in the Navy when she was still NEW.

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