The State is scheduled to be towed from the James River Reserve Fleet
on, July 18. It will be the 59th ship to leave the James River site since January 1, 2001.
The State was formerly a training ship for the State University of New York Maritime College, and was known then as the Empire State V. Before that, it was a troop carrier, the USNS Barrett. It will be recycled at the Bay Bridge Enterprises facility in Chesapeake, Va.
The State is expected to pass under the James River Bridge
approximately two hours after the departure. However, be advised that such times vary widely depending on weather and other conditions.