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By-line: EARL NOTTINGHAM

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Caption/Information: Spectators watch as the Texas Clipper goes under in a controlled sinking near South Padre Island, Texas, Saturday, November 17, 2007 - creating a new artificial reef for marine life. Launched during WWII as the USS Queens, the 473-foot vessel saw duty as a troop transport and attack ship. After the war it was converted to a luxury passenger liner and most recently (1965-1996)served as a maritime training vessel for Texas A&M University.

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Object Name (Title)TEXAS CLIPPER-SINKING
CategoryA
KeywordsCLIPPER, SHIP, REEF, SINKING, SINKING.TOWING
By-Line (Author)EARL NOTTINGHAM
By-Line Title (Author Position)CHIEF PHOTOGRAPHER
CitySOUTH PADRE ISLAND
Province/StateTX
Country/Primary Location NameUSA
Original Transmission ReferenceTPWD-102
SourceTEXAS PARKS & WILDLIFE DEPT.
Copyright Notice TPWD
Caption/AbstractSpectators watch as the Texas Clipper goes under in a controlled sinking near South Padre Island, Texas, Saturday, November 17, 2007 - creating a new artificial reef for marine life. Launched during WWII as the USS Queens, the 473-foot vessel saw duty as a troop transport and attack ship. After the war it was converted to a luxury passenger liner and most recently (1965-1996)served as a maritime training vessel for Texas A&M University.
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