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Old 10-27-2010, 07:00 PM   #21
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The ship was completely "modernized" in the 80's, so it should not navigate like a WWII ship anymore.
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Old 10-27-2010, 10:32 PM   #22
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Speaking of modernized ships, the Glomar Explorer was anchored east of the Carquinez Bridge as part of the Suisun Bay Reserve Fleet for years. Dating back to the mid 1970s, the ship was built by the US government to recover a sunken Russian nuclear submarine, under a cover story that Howard Hughes built it for underseas mineral mining.

Nearly 25 years later, the Glomar Explorer was sold, refitted to be a drilling platform, and is now owned by Transocean, Inc., the owners of BP's Deepwater Horizon.
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Yes! Thanks for reminding me.
She was anchored closest to the Benicia Bridge.
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Not only is it cheaper to maintain them than rebuild them if needed, these ships can also be refurbished and put into service faster than a new ship can be built.
see above..........
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Old 12-01-2010, 07:56 PM   #25
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Speaking about kids trying to operate WWII era ships, have you ever seen a kid try to dial a rotary phone?
Why do they still call it dialing a phone?? Phones today don't even have a dial.
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