Artship Initiatives have been land-based since 2004


ARTSHIP 1999-2004

Artship Docked on the Oakland Waterfront

On any average day on the Artship you could find musicians recording in acoustically unusual spaces of the ship. Visual artists making artwork; for example, Ben Trautman creating sculptures as a part of the accessibility route of the ship, schoolchildren touring the ship and having ship-specific art and interpretive projects, a local non-profits meeting...
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TS Golden Bear 1971-1995

Detail of the Golden Bear set in the lineoleum floor of the main entry deck

Golden Bear is the name with which the California Maritime Academy designates each of its training ships. However, each of the school's training ships has its own history and the Golden Bear II is no exception. When the California Maritime Academy administration found the ship in 1971, its life could have very well been over...
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USS Crescent City 1941-1945

Detail of the Navy Unit Commendation of 10 battle stars

USS Crescent City has served in the Second World War, contributing to the final US victory through troop transport, logistics functions, amphibious landings and even hosting an evacuation hospital. The ship's performance in the Asian-Pacific campaign earned her 10 battle stars, a Navy Unit Commendation, and an honored name in US history...
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SS Del Orleans 1940-1941

Detail of cargo being loaded onto the Del Orleans

ARTSHIP was originally built in 1939 as a C3 cargo passenger ship under the name Del Orleans. It originally has two other sister ships, built under the same exact specifications. The ship's initial purpose being to serve the US-South American trade lines, it had six cargo holds, three forward and three aft...
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