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| USS Hydra (AK-82)
|81k||Hydra being towed from her builder's yard at Camden, New Jersey, to a shipyard at Baltimore, Maryland, 27 May 1943 for
completion and conversion. This view of the hull in its original configuration shows the nearly continuous row of hatch openings, over which a Clyde Whirley crane
was to run on the tracks on each side of the hatches. The ship's funnel lies on deck aft. The tug is probably a Navy ship of the Allegheny (AT-19) class.
US Navy Bureau of Ships photo # 19-N-45122 now in the collections of the US National Archives, RG-19-LCM, courtesy Shipscribe.com.
|70k||USS Hydra near Baltimore in the Chesapeake Bay off Fort Carroll, 30 September 1943, five days after
commissioning. Views off the bow and stern showing the provisional rig fitted to the second ship of this type to be completed, in which the Whirley crane was replaced
by a kingpost with cargo booms stepped between holds Nos. 1 and 2.
US National Archives RG-19-LCM photo # 19-N-52625 and 19-N-52626, US Navy Bureau of Ships photos now in the collections of the US National Archives, courtesy Shipscribe.com.
| USAPRS Madison Jordan Manchester
|34k||Ex-US Army Port Repair Ship Madison Jordan Manchester laid up in reserve on the James River, May 1985.||Robert Hurst|
|21k||Ex-US Army Port Repair Ship Madison Jordan Manchester at Wilmington Resources, Wilmington N. C. in 1995 to be dismantled, contract defaulted. Ship was towed to Philadelphia.||Photo by Fred Rueckert|
|2338k||An aerial sided view of the former Port Repair Ship USAPRS Madison Jordan Manchester tied up pierside at Baltimore Fairfield Terminal awaiting scrapping. On the south side of the pier are the ex destroyers USS Forrest Sherman (DD-931) and, outboard, USS Blandy (DD-943), also waiting to be scrapped.
Department of Defense photo # DN-SC-95-00577.
|314k||An aerial view of the Baltimore Fairfield Terminal area showing various former US Navy destroyers awaiting the scrapper's torch.
From bottom to top: the destroyers USS Blandy (DD-943) and
USS Forrest Sherman (DD-931), the former US Army N-3 type port repair ship Madison Jordan Manchester, the guided missile destroyers USS Claude V. Ricketts (DDG-5) and USS Lawrence (DDG-4), the destroyer USS Davis (DD-937) and the bow of the USS Bigelow (DD-942), November 11 1994.
Photo from the collections of the US National Archives.
|01||LT. McCotter, E. F.||USCG||25 September 1943 - 19 November 1943|
|02||LT. McCammond, E A.||USCGR||19 November 1943 - 19 November 1943|
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