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Author Topic: Former COMMERCIAL FISHING VESSEL Earl J.Conrad Jr  (Read 1196 times)
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« on: August 18, 2013, 02:01:05 pm »

I am seeking information on the final chapter of the former COMMERCIAL FISHING VESSEL Earl J.Conrad Jr(earlier the US Navy vessel USS DEAL FS-263, AKL-2, AG-131 and (in 1966/67)pirate radio ship off the UK as "Olga Patricia"/"Laissez Faire") lately?
http://bayweekly.com/old-site/year08/issuexvi7/leadxvi7_1.html

The Conrad was sold by its previous owner and scrapped early 2013 according to my sources, but where, it also might be laid up somewhere? Boat scrapyards around or in Virginia might be possibilities…Pictures and/or info on what has happened would be good…

Want to honor the ship for its Navy and radio broadcasting service!

Vessel Name:    EARL J. CONRAD, JR.         
USCG Doc. No.: 547733
Vessel Service: COMMERCIAL FISHING VESSEL    
IMO Number:    6501393
Trade Indicator: Fishery    
Call Sign:    WYZ9562
Ship Builder: WHEELER SHIPYARD    
Year Built: 1944
Previous Hailing Port: REEDVILLE, VA.    
Previous Owner: OMEGA PROTEIN INC
5659 ELDER FERRY ROAD
MOSS POINT, MS 39563    
Length (ft.):    166.3
Hull Material:    STEEL    
Hull Number:    *
Hull Depth (ft.): 11.8
Hull Breadth (ft.):    32
Gross Tonnage:    535
Net Tonnage:    363

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« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2013, 02:27:01 pm »

The pirate radio stuff sounds intriguing, similar to the rumor that Wolfman Jack used to broadcast, over the legal wattage, from an aircraft.
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