Wednesday, June 18, 2008

History in the River

Today was a busy day out front. One of the most interesting ships that passed was the American Victory. This ship was formerly the Middletown but even before that the ship had an historical past. The American Victory is an appropriate name for her because in 1942 she was a tanker and saw action in WWII as the Neshani. After taking hits from the enemies, she returned to the US and was put into service on the Great Lakes. You can read her interesting story at Search under American Victory for a detailed history.

Another interesting passage today was the Asiaborg. She doesn't appear in the Know Your Ships book, which is my 'bible' for information on ships. Through searching the web, I found it is a brand new ship in the Wagenborg line out of the Netherlands.

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