USS Abilene - Cirrus


USS Abilene

Built by Globe Shipbuilding Co, Superior, Wisconsin, USA

Launched on 21 Aug 1943


USS Abilene undergoing conversion to Cirrus


Cirrus

Sold to the Netherlands on 5th May 1947 and converted to Weather Ship Cirrus

First in service on 11th Sep 1947


The Dutch Weathership Cirrus taken from Weather Monitor

Richard Woodman


The Dutch Weather ship Cirrus taken from Weather Surveyor

Bill Howard


Cirrus relieving Surveyor at Station Kilo

Bob Reid


In Rotterdam in 1966

Yvonne Thompson


Captain A. Koster and Chief Officer J.W. Fredericks in Dec 1962

Marvin Bolotsky


Taken out of service in 6th Aug 1970


Berthed at Hendrik-Ido waiting to be scrapped in 1970

Jan Fernhout


On 2nd Nov 1973 Cirrus was towed to Bilbao, Spain for scrapping


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