San Diego, California: U.S.S. Recruit - Landlocked Dummy ShipAKA the USS Neversail, the 2/3rd scale version of a Navy ship was used for training purposes.
- North Harbor Dr., San Diego, CA
- North side of Harbor Dr. just east of Laning Rd. and west of San Diego International Airport.
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2/3rd scale version of a Navy ship created for training purposes.[Richard Dann, 12/25/2010]
Built in 1949, also dubbed the USS Neversail, the training ship started as a fake destroyer escort and was later modified to mimic a guided missile frigate. All the weapons are mock-ups, but real sailors could sleep aboard and use working plumbing, and take classes. It is the last of three US Navy training ships, a California Registered Historical Landmark. Not open to the public -- until it's renovated, it would undoubtedly fail ADA and city building inspections.