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Retired SpaceX Ships

Curated list of key former ships. This is not an exhaustive list, SpaceX has used a large number of ships in 10+ years of offshore operations. 

Ms. Tree

Fast, maneuverable vessel that was previously modified to catch fairing halves. Retired in 2021.

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Ms. Chief

Fast, maneuverable vessel that was previously modified to catch fairing halves. Retired in 2021.

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Just Read the Instructions (OG)

Original experimental droneship with the same name as one of the current active ASDS's. Retired in 2015 after several (failed) test landings.

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GO Quest

Droneship support vessel used by SpaceX for over 10 years in the Atlantic and Pacific Ocean. Retired in 2023.

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Phobos

Planned floating Starship Spaceport. Sold for scrap in 2023. Photo: NSF

Deimos

Planned floating Starship Spaceport. Sold for scrap in 2023. Photo: BocaChicaGal (NSF)

NRC Quest

Dual-purpose support vessel used for Dragon and fairing recovery + droneship support. Retired in 2023.

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Finn Falgout

Ocean-going tugboat used to tow SpaceX droneships in the Atlantic Ocean. Retired in 2022.

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