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Friday, March 15, 2013

THOSE OLE WATER HAULERS

The picture to the left happens to be the USS Pasig (AW-3)....what generally is referred to in the US Navy as a "WATERSHIP"....or some old salts will refer to them as "jug haulers."

Well did you know that this type of vessel was dreamed up with a screw steamer named "Iris" that was built back in 1885.....  Now these ole girls got around.  
So here is a short thumbnail article on how all this got started...and I've included a few "Water Haulers" history to give you some idea just how much these ladies got around to hauling water for the troops and equipment.

Click: HERE