MH60S

Friday, September 15, 2006

A couple of historically interesting ships up for adoption




Notice of Availability for Donation of the Test Craft Ex-SEA SHADOW (IX-529) and Hughes Mining Barge (HMB-1):
The Department of the Navy hereby gives notice of the
availability for donation, under the authority of 10 U.S.C. 7306, of
the Test Craft ex-SEA SHADOW (IX 529) and the Hughes Mining Barge (HMB-
1), both located at the Maritime Administration's Suisun Bay National
Defense Reserve Fleet, Benicia, CA. Ex-SEA SHADOW is contained inside
HMB-1, which is a covered floating dry-dock, and is being offered for
donation as a single unit. The donee may display the two vessels as
currently configured as a single unit, or display them individually. In
either case, the Navy intends to donate the two vessels as a single
unit and the donee will be required to remove the two vessels from Navy
custody as a unit. Eligible recipients include: (1) Any State,
Commonwealth, or possession of the United States or any municipal
corporation or political subdivision thereof; (2) the District of
Columbia; or (3) any organization incorporated as a non-profit entity
under section 501 of the Internal Revenue Code.

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