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Location DB > United States > California > San Francisco > SS Oceanic Independence
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SS Oceanic Independence
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 Database Info
created by tunnelbug on 2/10/2008 1:34 AM
last modified by Avatar-X on 6/12/2014 5:26 PM
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 Overview
 Description

 Basic Information
Type: Abandoned Ocean Liner
Status: Scrapped
Accessibility: Laid up in Dubai
Recommendation: forget it
 Physical Information
Address

San Francisco, California
United States
Owner: Unknown
 Hazards
  • asbestos
  • rust
  • unsafe flooring
  • flooding
  • water
  • air quality
  •  Interesting Features

     Security Measures
     Historical Dates
    Built: 1951
    Closed: 2001
     Required Equipment
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     History
    SS Independence was an ocean liner built in 1951 by Bethlehem Steel Corporation, Quincy, Massachusetts, USA for American Export Lines. In 1959 she was rebuilt as a cruise ship. Between 1974 and 1982 she sailed as SS Oceanic Independence, after which she reverted to her original name. Since 2006 the ship has been named SS Oceanic. On February 8, 2008, after being mothballed for 7 years, "SS Oceanic" left San Francisco for Singapore. After being blocked from the scrappers' yards by the US government, she resurfaced across the Pacific in Dubai, in much the same predicament as she was in in San Francisco, laid up and waiting for a buyer.
     Media Coverage
    http://www.sfgate....2/09/BAQ4UV6PT.DTL

     Future Plans
    Hopefully bought by someone with deep pockets and a love for great old ships. Barring that, she'll likely meet the same fate as the SS France, chopped to bits on the beach at Alang.
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     Photo Galleries
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    TBug's Shots
    Sun, Feb 10th, 2008
    posted by tunnelbug
    8 pictures
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    Independence Lost
    Tue, Sep 21st, 2010
    posted by buckybear
    2 pictures


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     Web Links
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     Validation
    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Steed on 6/19/2014 2:54 AM.

     Latest Changes
  • on Jun 19 14 at 2:54, Steed validated this location
  • on Jun 12 14 at 17:26, Avatar-X changed the following: Latitude, Longitude, Co-ordinate Accuracy
  • on Jun 12 14 at 17:25, Avatar-X changed the following: Longitude
  • on Sep 21 10 at 13:48, Emperor Wang validated this location
  • on Sep 21 10 at 13:48, Emperor Wang changed the following: Status
  • on Sep 21 10 at 13:28, buckybear updated gallery Independence Lost
  • on Sep 21 10 at 13:27, buckybear added some pictures to a gallery
  • on Sep 21 10 at 13:27, buckybear updated gallery Independence Lost
  • on Sep 21 10 at 13:26, buckybear created a new gallery
  • on Jan 15 09 at 14:57, Emperor Wang validated this location
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