Re: Concrete ships - fact or myth?



On Nov 3, 8:58 pm, Alan Nordin <alan_nor...@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
On Nov 3, 3:57 pm, Bill Shatzer <ww...@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

http://www.concreteships.org/

This site shows all 24 concrete ships built by the MC and it also
shows 2 of the more than 70 concrete barges.

The first 15 barges were intended to be used for transporting oil from
Texas to the north eastern states. 20 more barges were intended to
carry bauxite. The 24 concrete ships were intended to carry sugar.
Most of the concrete barges and ships saw little to no service as
intended and wound up serving in the Pacific as floating warehouses
with the ships no longer self propelled, two found their way to the
Normandy beach breakwaters.

Alan

I remember seeing concrete barges on the Thames in the late 1960s. I
was told that they were from WW2.

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