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USS CANOPUS

Old pic of the Depot Ship in the Holy Loch in Scotland in the days when the US Navy was resident there.
If I remember correctly, CANOPUS was one of the US Navy ships to come over to Hartlepool for demolition.

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I think you are correct Fairfield, any info on the YFN please. Is that a "Puffer" doing a bit of business alongside?
 

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Sorry, no details of the YFN I'm afraid but I'm sure someone will be able to fill you in! The puffers were regular attenders as they took away all the rubbish, quite a job for them in their declining years.
 

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YFNB 31 Ex-YFN 900, was built in Nashville, Tennessee in 1946 by Nashville Bridge. 261 feet long, 700 tons, sold in 2003
 

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jc, what was their purpose (repair ship?) and were they built as shown here?
 

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Chadburn, the USN built hundreds of these 'covered lighters' .
They were simply freight barges, some powered and some not.
The YFNB type were designated as large freight barges, the one shown originally carried ammo I believe.
 

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Thanks, Pat.
 

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The cargo ship alongside USS Canopus is probably USNS Marshfield (T-AK-282), a Victory Ship built during WW-II that had been specially-modified to transport ballistic missiles. Holy Loch was one of her regular stops for many years. See below:
http://www.shipsnostalgia.com/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/116745/title/marshfield/cat/512
 

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