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S.S. Avalon | by Floyd B. Bariscale
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S.S. Avalon

Launched as the S.S. Virginia in 1891, the S.S. Avalon ferried passengers between the L.A. mainland and Santa Catalina Island in California beginning in 1920. After serving as a troop transport in WWII, the Avalon was retired in 1951 and sold for scrap nine years later. She ultimately sank in 1964 off Palos Verdes.

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Taken on October 25, 2006