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The Admiral

With the interior fittings sold off or removed for scrap, destruction of the Admiral's exterior began in March 2011. The pilothouse and upper mechanical housings were removed to ensure that the vessel would clear the bridges on its final journey.

The ship was pushed by tugboat downriver to Columbia, IL, just south of Jefferson Barracks, and completely scrapped during the summer of 2011.


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