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By-line: EARL NOTTINGHAM

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Caption/Information: The Texas Clipper makes its final journey Friday, November 16, 2007 to its underwater resting place tomorrow in the Gulf of Mexico,17 miles off South Padre Island, where it will begin a new life as an artificial reef for marine wildlife. Launched during WWII as the USS Queens, the 473-foot vessel saw duty as a troop transport and attack ship. After the war it was converted to a luxury passenger liner and most recently (1965-1996)served as a maritime training vessel for Texas A&M University.

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Object Name (Title)TEXAS CLIPPER-TOWING
KeywordsCLIPPER, SHIP, REEF, SINKING, SINKING.TOWING
By-Line (Author)EARL NOTTINGHAM
By-Line Title (Author Position)CHIEF PHOTOGRAPHER
CitySOUTH PADRE ISLAND
Province/StateTX
Country/Primary Location NameUSA
Original Transmission ReferenceTPWD-102
SourceTEXAS PARKS & WILDLIFE DEPT.
Copyright Notice TPWD
Caption/AbstractThe Texas Clipper makes its final journey Friday, November 16, 2007 to its underwater resting place tomorrow in the Gulf of Mexico,17 miles off South Padre Island, where it will begin a new life as an artificial reef for marine wildlife. Launched during WWII as the USS Queens, the 473-foot vessel saw duty as a troop transport and attack ship. After the war it was converted to a luxury passenger liner and most recently (1965-1996)served as a maritime training vessel for Texas A&M University.
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