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Floating Machine Shop:
  • Laid down in 1945 as Cerium, MC# 2695, a type B5-BJ3 concrete barge at Concrete Ship Constructors, Inc., National City CA.
  • Launched, date unknown
  • Completed and delivered to the Maritime Commission in March 1945
  • Delivered to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, date unknown
  • Acquired in 1985 by Pacific Towboat and Salvage Co., Long Beach, CA.
  • Acquired, date unknown, by Foss Launch & Tug Co., Tacoma, WA. for it's San Francisco Bay operations
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 2,630 t
    Length Overall 265'
    Beam 48'
    Draft unknown
    Machinery unknown

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    28k FMS-1 moored, date and location unknown
    Photo from
    John Spivey
    Commercial Service
    37k FMS-1 moored, date and location unknown
    Photo by George Schneider - from
    John Spivey

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