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They may be fading, clock ticking until they retire, but they’re still working.  This 277′ x 69′ ferry with limits of 3500 passengers and 40 cars came off the ways in

1965.  New ferries are currently during sea trials down south.  The new ferries will be rated at 4570 passengers and no cars on their 320′ x 70′ hull.

Currently TS Kennedy, training ship at Massachusetts Maritime Academy is in a sixth boro anchorage.  She was launched in 1967 as SS Velma Lykes.  After that she was SS Cape Bon and TS Enterprise.  Her dimensions are 540′ x 76′.

As is true for the ferry Kennedy, TS Kennedy will soon be replaced.  In fact, work has already begun in Philadelphia  for the first of five new training ships.   The new boat, referred to as National Security Multi-Mission vessels, will be 524′ x 89′.

Of course, there’s another Kennedy here . . . . the bridge, which is certainly not fading.

All photos, WVD, who just noticed that TS Kennedy has headed into the East River and as of posting is near Hell Gate.

And then there was Robert Cobb Kennedy and his time in the sixth boro. 

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