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Know Apra?  Actually I didn’t, so let’s make this about guessing the location.  All photos come from Kyle Stubbs, who has previously contributed these photos.  Most of the text here is also from Kyle, who took these photos in summer 2010.

The Ha. 62-76 is a World War II Japanese Type C Ko-hyoteki-class midget submarine.  It ran aground across the island from Apra.

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By now, clearly you can identify the body of big water. Taisei Maru No. 28  is a longline fishing vessel built at Takuma, Japan in 1991. She stopped for a port call at Apra Harbor presumably to take on supplies.

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Natsushima, a Japanese research vessel built by Kawasaki at Kobe in 1981 is operated by Nippon Marine Enterprises, Ltd.

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CSC Brave is a 2007-built chemical/product tanker.

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Goliath was built at Yokosuka, Japan in 1980 as Kinuura. Ready to guess?

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Super Shuttle is a compact container ship built in Germany in 1977 as Passat.  It is used to transport cargo between the islands.  Now here’s a clue;  it’s operated by Seabridge, Inc.  

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And here’s another big clue with Matson’s 2004 Philadelphia built Maunawili.

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Chamorro, now operated by Seabridge, Inc., was built by Halter at News Orleans in 1974 as Mister Bob for Jackson Marine Corporation. One of a large series of tugs, you’ve previously seen photos of her sisters Mister Darby, now Atlantic Salvor,and Mister Peter, now the blighted Barents Sea.

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USNS Vadm K. R. Wheeler, T-AG 5001, built by North American Shipbuilding at Larose, LA in 2007, is operated by the Navy as an “Offshore Petroleum Distribution System (OPDS),” designed to facilitate the transfer of fuel from tankers to onshore installations from up to 8 miles offshore. Alongside is her tender, the 160′ loa crew boat  Fast Tempo.

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And finally, it’s USS Pearl Harbor, LSD-52. 

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Apra is a deepwater port in Guam.

Again, many thanks to Kyle for sharing these photos.

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