Dang looks like they scrapped the old Charleston. Last position appears to be on the beach in India. Don’t know if it had been posted here before but I just was sitting here thinking about her and checked into it. Lot of memories working with the old girl. Oh well.
Was she the “old” EXXON CHARLESTON?
Not sure, I only knew her as the rust bucket US Shipping chemical tanker! A common sight in the gulf and east coast petroleum ports.
Yes, that was her. I about cried the first time I walked up the gangway and saw all those pipes!
Man, I remember crawling the double bottoms on her. Actually, once one was down in them, they weren’t too bad. Well coated, reasonable headroom, large lightering holes in the floors. . . but that trip down and then back up the vertical trunk. . . .
43 cargo tanks and all the DB’s made shipyard a real treat for a 3/M!!!