St. Louis, Missouri: Wreckage Of The USS InauguralDecommissioned World War II minesweeper was a museum 1968-1993, then a storm dragged it down river and sank it. The rusting hulk is still visible.
- Rutger St., St. Louis, MO
- S. Wharf St. and Rutger St. Directly across from building with big Redbird Carriers sign.
- Access limited, to be scrapped.
Visitor Tips and News About Wreckage Of The USS Inaugural
It was supposed to be scrapped, but they either scrapped part of it or gave up because it is still there and visible, especially on days when the Mississippi River is low. It's still worth a look especially if you are already there to see the Flood Wall.[Morgan, 04/21/2017]
We found it behind the graffitied cement walls. It is still visible but the land behind the walls is private property. We were lucky enough to catch a worker who took us to the wreckage and sadly informed us this ship was now purchased by a private buyer to be scrapped. if you want to try to see it, time is running out.[taistarr, 08/14/2014]
Wreckage Of The USS Inaugural
The ship was decommissioned in 1946 and set up as a museum ship in St. Louis, Missouri in 1968. In the flood of 1993, Inaugural was ripped from her mooring and grounded a mile downstream. As of February 2013 the hulk was still sitting on the Missouri side of the river. The nearest address is: 100 Convent Street, St. Louis, however the wreckage is on the actual riverfront.[T Harris, 02/18/2013]
The small rusting minesweeper hulk is still visible just off the riverbank.