Squeezed between Staten Island and New Jersey is Arthur Kill waterway and the Witte Marine Equipment Company. Over the last century, Witte Marine has slowly dismantled hundreds of ships that once crowded the bustling piers of New York’s coastline. Even with a steady stream of salvage work and deconstruction, many old tugboats and smaller harbor ships have accumulated on the shores of Arthur Kill and now rot in shallow water.
I don’t know that these are really abandoned, although they are obviously not getting quite the maintenance I’m sure they used to. Some massive subs. And to think that these pictures are on the Internet now… imagine the security that used to surround these craft.
Many more pictures (interior and exterior) at the link.
Retired fleet of Typhoon class submarines. The largest submarines ever built, they were, in their day, considered to be the most feared weapon of mass destruction ever created. There are many more photos and some text, in Russian.
A luxuriously appointed ferry, in an "art deco" style with streamlined hull and superstructure, it’s just a really neat looking ship. Sad that it seems to be rotting away now. I don’t know if the efforts to save it are still active or not, but might be worth checking out.
The urban exploration stuff has always fascinated me… I covered some ships/boats previously. This is another set of pictures from Russia. After the collapse of the Soviet Union, there are all kinds of things that seem to have been abandoned.
Ships in the snow is something I hadn’t seen before.