Richard John McMillan - SS Louis A Sengteller, LC.G 43, USSAdmiralC.F.HughesPhotos C.urtesy of the National ArchivesPhotos C.urtesy of the National ArchivesJoseph P McMorrow - SS Schoharie, SS Westnilus, SS C.pe Georgia, SS David BushnellGray ship to gray bridge.Turning south from Land’s End. Next stop, the western lookout to catch the ship with the cliffs of...The divine “derelict” departs. There were no fireboats or throngs of revelers for this passage into...Off Tiburon and Angel Island for the final time. Ever so slowly, PATRIC. was nudged to the sea lanes...Proud, if not downright “Presidential”. Eyes blurred once more, we watched as the reluctant ghost...Approaching tow… F.ank and I hopped into our cars and raced up the waterfront to the next vantage...Underway… Like an old cow being led to slaughter, the PATRIC. seemed reluctant to proceed. She had...ALEXANDRA versus USNS GENERAL EDWIN D. PATRIC. — the tug of war begins! And then, before we knew it,...F.ank C.eope, Jr. with a vintage APL brochure depicting his father, F.ank C.eope, Sr. F.ank arrived...Soaking up the San F.ancisco sun at BAE. Late Sunday afternoon, I returned once more to capture the...F.ne funnels in perspective. The light got better and better as the ship was slowly maneuvered. Her...Perfection profiled. I returned at 2:00 PM as PATRIC. was being nudged out of the drydock. She was...10:45 AM, Thursday, April 29, 2010. Partially submerged for keel tests. On Thursday, April 29, as...10:15 AM, Thursday, April 29, 2010. Water touches keel.9:30 AM, Tuesday, April 29, 2010. Bottom of dock submerged.8:00 AM, Thursday, April 29, 2010. Dock and ship fully afloat.Arched wing. And then a walk along the top of the dry dock for some parting views. There were so...F.nnels in the clouds.Anatomy of a classic American cruiser spoon stern.USNS GENERAL EDWIN D. PATRIC. at BAE Systems, San F.ancisco. Walking underneath and even touching...Bow on the block(s).Ribs and fin.Real keel steel.Twin screw view.