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USNS Upshur Scrapped


The Training Ship State of Maine (the former USNS Upshur T-AP-198) was towed from Mobile Bay to Brownsville Texas in November 2010.  The ship was sold to the International Ship Breakers Corp and was towed there by the tug "Colonel" operated by the Dann Ocean Towing Company. Before the ship could make the voyage it was sent to the Signal Ship Repair Dry Dock #1 to be made sea worthy. She served her country well and faithfully for many years. Fair winds and calm seas USNS Upshur.....


     Lt./Col Chester R. Mead, the first battalion commander,  passed away January 19, 2011, and was interred at the Ft. Huachuca Post cemetery.

     Lt/Col. Mead played an important role in the development of Ft. Huachuca as the U.S. Army Communications Command. He was the first Battalion Commander of the 459th Signal Battalion.



459th Signal Battalion Reunion Mug

The mug costs $12.00 plus $5.00 shipping.  Supplies are limited. 

Contact Howie Bartholf at howardsp5@aol.com




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