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USS Ling

Postby Al F » Sun Jul 17, 2016 9:03 pm

I visited the USS Ling yesterday. The museum has been closed for about one year now and it has the appearance of an abandoned site. There is no access to the boat and the artifacts on outdoor display are deteriorating. The grass is being cut occasionally. There is a notice on the office entrance that the museum is closed, but not contact information.

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No access to the boat
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Better view of missing walkway
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This was used to access the boat
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MK-14 Torpedo warhead used to secure boat
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Re: USS Ling

Postby Gilbert » Tue Jul 19, 2016 3:25 pm

WOW - what a difference from when we visited there as a group back in the late 1990's.

Such a shame. With no effort to maintain the location, no wonder the developers are taking the land.

Sad.

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Re: USS Ling

Postby Al F » Sun Aug 27, 2017 7:03 pm

I visited the Ling on Thursday (August 24, 2017). The Navy has removed most of the artifacts from the grounds and the Ling continues to deteriorate.
I posted photos at: https://torskphotoguy.smugmug.com/Museums/USS-Ling/
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Re: USS Ling

Postby Brian Flynn » Sun Aug 27, 2017 8:01 pm

Really riding low, isn't she? The limber holes are at water level. I've heard it said that she is stuck in the mud, but maybe actually sitting on the bottome?
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Re: USS Ling

Postby Darrin » Sun Sep 03, 2017 9:58 pm

She is on the bottom from Little Al's pics, granted a good shot of air might pull her back out of the mud once more depending on how bad the rot is on the ballast tanks..

A few years ago I would have mentioned something about those weapons need a new home to include the ones where the warhead and other parts have been placed on the ground because they would make good display's hanging out of the tubes and even on the stows showing the different sections.

Just my .02 cents worth

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