USS RECRUIT, SAN DIEGO, CA
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Johnny_Quest
N 32° 43.708 W 117° 12.987
11S E 479718 N 3621206
Quick Description: USS Recruit, a landlocked "dummy" training ship. She was built to scale, exactly 2/3 the size of a destroyer escort. Anyone who went through naval training in San Diego will remember this ship.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 2/7/2009 10:01:53 PM
Waymark Code: WM5RPW
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Long Description:
This 2/3 scale model of a destroyer escort (TDE-1) helped instruct as many as 50,000 naval recruits annually in basic naval procedure. Commissioned 27 July 1949, the Recruit was the Navy's only commissioned ship never to reach water. The Recruit was the first of three similar structures built by the Navy following World War II. It is the sole survivor of the three. Decommissioned 7 March 1967 when it could not be classified in a computerized naval inventory. The USS Recruit nevertheless continued to train recruits, and was recoditioned in 1982 as a training guided missile frigate. Recruits gave the structure its affectionate nickname: USS Neversail.

The USS Recruit is located on Gearing Drive between Evans and Chauncey Roads.

There is no entrance fee or parking fee. There are occasional tours.
Type of vessel: Destroyer Escort (TDE-1)

Hours of use: From: 12:00 AM To: 12:00 AM

Admission? Cost?: $0.00

Parking Coordinates: N 32° 43.720 W 117° 12.992

Date: 08/13/2005

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