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USS Inaugural Still Around

Remember the USS Inaugural that was moored on the St. Louis wharf to serve as a museum? During the 1993 flood, the former Navy minesweeper was swept away itself. However, it did not get very far. As “Memory_machine” tells us in his blog entry “Undergroundozarks goes to the Library / The Wreck of the Inaugural”, the wreck of the ship is just south of the MacArthur Bridge, and readily visible.

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My dad Elmer Albritton told me stories of his WWII days on the ship from Texas through the panama canal to California, Hawaii, and then Japan. There's a pic of him then and also later in St. Louis at a reunion years later.
John Albritton

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