Carl Henning

USS Orleck Revisited

The retired USS Orleck (which I visited in 2019, USS Orleck) is at sea!

Ok, it’s being towed by tug to its new home in Jacksonville, Florida. It will feature a unique look at the Navy during the Cold War and Vietnam. It’s journey was required when the Lake Charles museum non-profit owners lost their lease of the dock. Fortunately Jacksonville was looking for a ship to make into a museum in downtown. The move was delayed by COVID and Hurricane Laura (Orleck was damaged when she broke free of her moorings and drifted down river).

After a visit to drydock in Port Arthur Texas for repairs and updates, she left on her trip to Jacksonville on March 18.

Proposed USS Orleck Museum in Jacksonville. from JAX Daily Standard.

Jacksonville Naval Museum

Details of her active service at Naval History and Heritage Command,

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