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|Fort Snelling (LSD-23)
|Fort Snelling (LSD-23) under construction at Gulf Ship Building Corp., Chickasaw, AL. yard, 21 August 1945. View of stern looking forward. Note typical naval stern gate and raised anti-aircraft gun and fire control tubs on both wing walls. Well deck, wing wall bulkheads, stern gate hydraulics and interior planking are incomplete. Photo Courtesy of State Archives of Florida
|Gulf Atlantic Transportation Company's passenger-auto ferry SS Carib Queen ready for a starboard launch at Gulf Shipbuilding Corp. shipyard at Chickasaw, AL., 25 July 1946. Photo Courtesy of State Archives of Florida.
|Stern view of SS Carib Queen ready to launch. 25 July 1946. Note typical LSD stern has been converted to a completely enclosed stern with doors. The shape of the prow has also been modified from original LSD design. The athwartship funnels still identify the vessel as a former Landing Ship, Dock. Photo Courtesy of State Archives of Florida
|SS Carib Queen trading card issued late fifties by John Wood & Son Tobacco. (This edition: 6th, ca. 1959/60). Drawing by G.J. Frans Naerebout.
|USNS Taurus (T-LSV-8)
Taurus as depicted in Urania's Mirror, a set of constellation cards published in London c.1825.
|USNS Taurus (T-LSV-8) under way, date and location unknown.
|USNS Taurus (T-LSV-8) at anchor, circa the late 1950s or early 1960s.
US Navy Naval History and Heritage Command. Photo # NH 90564
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