Sunday, November 11, 2007

Mystery Ship

In honor of Veterans Day.

Who am I?

Does anyone know what kind of ship this is? Please click here to see a discussion of the possibilities!


Anonymous MikeM said...

The "Balduck" was a destroyer escort, number 716, but I don't know if it ever saw fresh water.

November 15, 2007 12:56 PM  
Blogger Ookpik said...

Hi Mike,

Destroyer Escort DE-716 was named after Detroit native Corporal Remi Balduck who was killed at Guadalcanal on November 9, 1942. The ship was built and launched by the Defoe Shipbuilding Company of Bath City, Michigan. All of Defoe’s ships had their maiden voyage on the Saginaw River and testing was done in Saginaw Bay. While the ships certainly could have sailed “around the thumb” and went down the St. Clair River, there is no indication that they did.

Another possibility is Sub Chaser SC-716. The Fisher Boat Works of Detroit, Michigan built that ship. A picture of the ship can be found here:

November 15, 2007 6:59 PM  

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