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Strip Trips over the years
1978 1991
Taking teletypes from USS Caperton in Philadelphia
Loading up Items retrieved from the USS Newport News
   The Strip Crew
James River Fleet, stripping USS William C. Lawe (DD-763)
Strip Ship stuff leaving Pennsylvania to Massachusetts
Small stuff from the Philly strip trip Large stuff from the Philly strip trip
More large stuff from the Philly strip trip
  Furniture we off loaded from a truck from strip trips to Philadelphia
Water Tight Doors found on a farm 2002
12" Signal Light on a farm cart powered by a generator for deer spotting
   Strip Crew at Philadelphia Navy Yard
Stripping the USS Des Moines
Suisun Bay, California - MARAD Fleet stripping

USS Sea Shadow

USS Hoga (YT-146) in background

  Stuff we left behind
Stripping aboard the USS Forestal
Suisun Bay on 7 December 2007, and the Pearl Harbor survivor USS Hoga (YT-146), was there. She is in many 7 December 1941 pictures pouring water on burning BB's. We thought it appropriate to raise a flag that morning.
Typical scenes aboard the mothballed ships

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