Ship Photos of the Day – First Floating Nuclear Power Plant Reaches End of the Road in Galveston

After a 1,750 mile tow from Virginia, the Sturgis barge arrived at the Port of Galveston, Texas on Thursday where its nuclear reactor will be fully decommissioned. The Sturgis is a former WWII Liberty Ship that was converted into the first floating nuclear power plant in the 1960's as part of the US Army Nuclear Power Program. Before being shutdown in 1976, the Sturgis’ … [Read more...]

Watch: Steel Workers Replace Old Rivets On Board Liberty Ship SS John W. Brown

Early last month, the SS John W. Brown, one of two remaining fully operational WWII Liberty Ships, arrived at the Colonna's Shipyard in Norfolk, VA where steel workers needed to replace five new plates in the hull the iconic vessel. The labor-intensive rivet work is such a rare skill in shipbuilding these days that the Colonna's Shipyard had to fly in a team of experts from … [Read more...]

Liberty Ship SS Jeremiah O’Brien Spills Fuel Into San Francisco Bay at Fisherman’s Wharf

The U.S. Coast Guard and California Department of Fish and Wildlife personnel continued Sunday to respond to a fuel oil spill from the SS Jeremiah O'Brien near Pier 45 at Fishman's Wharf in the San Francisco Bay Saturday. The U.S. Coast Guard was alerted Saturday morning that an undetermined amount of fuel oil was discharged into the water from the World War II-era Liberty … [Read more...]