"On the Carquinez Straight" Benicia by SteveOSF

Benicia Travel Guide: 41 reviews and 118 photos

Home of the Mothball Fleet

Benicia is located in the East Bay region of the San Francisco Bay Area. It is on the shore of the Carquinez Straight. From Benicia, the National Defense Reserve Fleet, or Mothball Fleet, can be observed.

If you are interested in a tour of the Mothball Feet, check out the tip found on my Martinez page for a public
tour cruise of the fleet.

  • Last visit to Benicia: Sep 2008
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • atufft's Profile Photo
    May 21, 2012 at 9:21 PM

    Correction, USS Iowa is going to the Port of Los Angeles. It was restored at Richmond and is currently delayed by weather for the tow to So Cal.

  • JLBG's Profile Photo
    Oct 13, 2009 at 1:00 PM

    The mothball fleet is impressive but I understand that locals prefer that it would be removed!

  • risse73's Profile Photo
    Dec 8, 2008 at 7:44 PM

    Thanks for the informative page Steve! You do have a lot of knowledge re: off-the-beaten path destinations in Northern California.

  • Maria250's Profile Photo
    Oct 9, 2008 at 12:28 PM

    Great read again!! As for the transportation tip I came to think it's kinda odd that Germany hasn't set any tolls on any highways whatsoever.

  • Ewingjr98's Profile Photo
    Sep 28, 2008 at 8:39 PM

    Hey Steve, another interesting page. The stealth ship would be interesting to see!


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