Mothball Fleet, Port Chicago, CA

Aerial Photos by Digital Sight

Photos of the US Navy Mothball Fleet, Port Chicago, CA taken on July 9, 2009 with Stu Sharf, Hayward Helicopters. Anchored in the Suisun Bay, the ghost or mothball fleet is a collection of U.S. Navy and merchant reserve ships created in the period following World War II. Many of these ships were removed for sale as scrap metal during the 1990s, but over 80 ships still remain at anchor in the bay including the WWII battleship USS Iowa (BB-61). (

Aerial Photos June 9, 2009
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