Subject: FATE OF THE TUG USS QUAPAW
Kenneth Spangler wrote on March 26, 2012
City and State: OAKLEY CA
Unit: NMCB 18
Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran
Comments: The tug USS Quapaw sank at Richmond, Calif. in
Nov '11, She is now back up. Still looks proud.
She is now owned by the City of Richmond, Richmond
Harbor as the old owners from Turkey walked away. The
Harbor-master Michael Williams said both Quapaw and
Moctobi are going to be scraped.
He can be reached at
I wanted one or both to make static displays out of,
putting one in Mare Island, and one maybe in SF. The
Harbor will not let them go, they want the scrap
We must act soon.
How can we force the City Harbor to stop the scrap
plans of such historic vessels? Some kind of
injunction or law suit, a cease and desist order or
request to halt activity? I don't know law, I was a
This must be stopped, this is an outrage to destroy
such historic items. I love these ships and would
like to find a way.
Please let me know any info you may have.
CM1 Kenneth Spangler
Keywords: tug USS Quapaw
Subject: USS QUAPAW ATF 110
Jeffrey Goggans wrote on August 14, 2000
Email Update Needed
City and State:
Service or Relationship: -
Comments: My Father served on this ship and we are looking for information about her.