Author Topic: Could the USS Orleck Be Headed To Downtown Jax?  (Read 360 times)

thelakelander

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Could the USS Orleck Be Headed To Downtown Jax?
« on: July 01, 2019, 10:01:22 AM »
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With the USS Adams headed to the scrapyard in 2020, a group working to bring a naval warship to downtown Jacksonville has set their sights on a new prize currently on display in Louisiana: the USS Orleck. Will it pay off?

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Re: Could the USS Orleck Be Headed To Downtown Jax?
« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2019, 10:48:26 AM »
We've gone from working to get a ship with clear ties to Jacksonville, and seeing that dashed for ... reasons (financial?) ... to grabbing anything that sorta floats and is painted gray.

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Re: Could the USS Orleck Be Headed To Downtown Jax?
« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2019, 10:56:08 AM »
We've gone from working to get a ship with clear ties to Jacksonville, and seeing that dashed for ... reasons (financial?) ... to grabbing anything that sorta floats and is painted gray.

Well, they are pretty sure it will survive being towed to Jacksonville. So that's something...
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Re: Could the USS Orleck Be Headed To Downtown Jax?
« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2019, 12:42:53 PM »
At least it'll match the Berkman.

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Re: Could the USS Orleck Be Headed To Downtown Jax?
« Reply #4 on: July 01, 2019, 01:49:37 PM »
The real play here is not the ability to bring in additional visitors to the City, but to be able use the Orleck's guns to help reduce the cost of demolitions Downtown. Imagine how much money this could save the Curry administration annually.  Next level thinking really.