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On board photos USS Saugatuck
Here's a photo collection showing Saugatuck in lay-up in the James River Reserve Fleet.
These photos are provided graciously by Mr. Mike Hyde, who was able to tour her last year.
Standing on the foredeck looking aft at the midship house. The center catwalk
can be seen, as can the tank lids for tanks 1 - 4 on the starboard side.
Now we're standing on top of the midship house looking forward. Nice view from up here.
Man, look at all those other ships laid up in the reserve fleet! Too bad we don't have
that many active units now.
Taken from atop the midship house again, but this time looking aft
across the well and toward the after house.
Standing on a catwalk on the after starboard side of the midship house, looking at
the starboard cargo manifold. Also visible are tank lids for tanks 6 - 9.
Aft looking forward now. Judging by the rust and debris on the vessel to our right here
(an old LST, I believe), Saugatuck is not in as bad a shape as she might be.
Looking aft down onto the fantail deck and winch.
Her stern, with the little "porch" rigged over it. Too faded and painted over to
be seen in this scanned photo is her name painted across the stern.