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End for museum sub Clamagore at Patriot's Point

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End for museum sub Clamagore at Patriot's Point

Postby Tom Dougherty » Sat Nov 16, 2013 4:29 pm

Rusting Clamagore sub at Patriots Point likely to become a marine reef

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The USS Clamagore is nearing the end of its rope at Patriots Point.
The USS Clamagore was commissioned a few months too late for combat duty in World War II, so it was updated in the Guppy Program and used as a surveillance vessel during the Cold War. It was decommissioned in 1975 and has been on display at Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum since 1981. Clamagore was modified with the high Atlantic GRP sail and PUFFS sonar fins on the deck. The Patriots Point Development Authority plans to hand over the rusting submarine to Reefmakers, a Florida-based organization that specializes in sinking vessels to create artificial reefs.

The Clamagore could be out of Charleston Harbor as soon as next month, said Mac Burdette, executive director of Patriots Point. Once Reefmakers finds a destination, the sub will be taken from the state-owned tourist attraction and remediated to ensure it won’t harm the environment. The Clamagore Veterans Association has tried for two years to keep the sub its members served on from heading to the ocean floor, but they couldn’t raise the estimated $4 million
More at:
http://www.postandcourier.com/article/20131101/PC05/131109858/1010/
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Re: End for museum sub Clamagore at Patriot's Point

Postby ssn705 » Wed Nov 20, 2013 9:43 pm

Wow, that is an awful end for a beautiful boat.

Cheers,
Dave
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