Pearl Harbor Hawaii |US Navy Bone Yard of Decommissioned Vessels

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Real Estate Agent with Century 21 Liberty Homes RS-#62825

While riding past the U.S. Navy ship "graveyard" located at Middle Loch in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii (the Waipahu side of Pearl Harbor) I wondered how many ships were in this "graveyard". While researching I found out that this Middle Loch U.S. Navy ship "graveyard" is also known as a bone yard.

This Navy "Inactive" ship facility is just one of the three remaining bone yards for decommissioned vessels. This facility has been renamed about four times and is now known as the "Inactive Ships On-Site Maintenance Office".

The following information is of the remaining decommissioned ships in Middle Loch, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii in the bone yard, their type, dates of commission and decommission. You can click on the links to learn more about the ships. 

Ship

Type

Commissioned

Decommissioned

USS Anchorage (LSD-36)

Dock Landing Ship

March 15, 1969

October 01, 2003

USS Acadia (AD-42)

Destroyer Tender

June 6, 1981

December 16, 1994

USS Coronado (AGF-11)

Misc.  Command Ship

May 23, 1970

Feb. 25, 2005

USS Duluth (LPD-6)

Amphibious Transport Dock

Dec. 18, 1965

Sept. 28, 2005

USS Durham (LKA-114)

Amphibious Cargo Ship

May 24, 1969

Feb. 25, 2005

USS Fresno (LST-1182)

Tank Landing Ship

Nov. 22, 1969

April 8, 1993

USS Juneau (LPD-10)

Amphibious Transport Dock

July 12, 1969

 Oct. 31, 2008

USS Kilauea (AE-26)

Ammunition Ship

Aug. 10, 1968

Oct. 1, 1980

USS New Orleans (LPH-11)

Amphibious Assault Ship (Helicopter)

Nov. 16, 1968

Oct. 01, 1997

USS Niagara Falls (AFS-3)

Combat store ship

April 29, 1967

Sept. 23, 1994

USS Ogden (LPD-5)

Amphibious Transport Dock

June 19, 1965

Feb. 21, 2007

USS Racine (LST-1191)

Tank Landing Ship

July 9, 1971

Oct. 2, 1993

USS St. Louis (LKA-116)

Amphibious Cargo Ship

Nov. 22, 1969

Nov. 2, 1992

USS Tarawa (LHA-1)

Amphibious Assault Ship

May 29, 1976

March 31, 2009

USS Tuscaloosa (LST-1187)

Tank Landing Ship

Oct. 24, 1970

Feb. 18, 1994

My son was stationed on the USS Kitty Hawk  and it was homeported in Yokosuka, Japan. The day the war broke out in Iraq he was aboard the USS Kitty Hawk in the Persian Gulf. It was March 19th and it was his birthday. He has since come home in 2006 and the USS Kitty Hawk sailed it's last voyage and participated in the RIMPAC 2008, The GEORGE WASHINGTON replaced the KITTY HAWK in Japan.  The USS Kitty Hawk continued on to Bremerton, Washington where it was decommissioned since January 31, 2009.

Picture below was taken on July 4th, 2008 while docked in between the RIMPAC 2008 excercises.

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Celeste "Sally" Cheeseman is a Realtor-Associate with Century 21 Liberty Homes in Mililani, Hawaii. With a sharp understanding that a listening ear is the key to a client's needs  she serves all Hawaii Home Buyers and Sellers on the island of Oahu (Honolulu County) including all Hawaii Military Relocating to Hawaii, Hawaii Retirees, Hawaii Job Transfers and Hawaii Residents.

Website: www.hawaiihomesmarket.com

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Celeste "Sally" Cheeseman  is a Realtor-Associate® and Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) with Century 21 Liberty Homes in Mililani, Hawaii. With a sharp understanding that a listening ear is the key to a client's needs  she serves the island of Oahu (Honolulu County) and all Hawaii Military Relocations, Hawaii Retirees, Hawaii Job Transfers and Hawaii Residents, Home Buyers and Sellers.

 

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George: I knew about graveyards in the deep ocean but nothing like a bone yard :)

Thanks Robert!  A safe return to your brother!

Jeff:  I do believe they use/sell scrap...and use it for something.....  I always see people around there.

August 19, 2010 03:05 PM
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Margaret Woda
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Hi, Sally.  My husband's first ship is on your list, the USS Duluth LPD-6.  I'll have to tell him.  Larry was aboard that ship when our two sons were born - in fact, he was deployed to Vietnam until the older one was six months old.

August 19, 2010 10:46 PM
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Sally - thanks for that bit of American history! Great photos also! thanks!

August 20, 2010 10:09 AM
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Sally what great information, I have never been to Hawaii, so please forgive the question: Can tourist visit these "boneyards" and the ships in them?

August 21, 2010 09:20 PM
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Sally--thanks for this post.  I will pass it to my husband and my brother who are both retired navy.

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