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SpaceX maintains a large fleet of commercial ships to support its spaceflight recovery operations in the Atlantic Ocean, Pacific Ocean, and the Gulf of Mexico. The company routinely lands Falcon 9 first stages offshore, recovers fairing halves from the ocean surface (valued at $3 million each), and Dragon capsules with astronauts and cargo on board.

Check out this page to find a curated list of ships retired from SpaceX operations.

Of Course I Still Love You

Autonomous Spaceport Droneship based on the US West Coast for offshore Falcon booster landings.

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Just Read the Instructions

Autonomous Spaceport Droneship based on the US East Coast for offshore Falcon booster landings.

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A Shortfall of Gravitas

Autonomous Spaceport Droneship based on the US East Coast for offshore Falcon booster landings.

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Bob

Dual-purpose support vessel based in Florida for fairing recovery and droneship support.

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Doug

Dual-purpose support vessel based in Florida for fairing recovery and droneship support.

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Megan

Dragon capsule recovery vessel, equipped with a medical facility and helipad.

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Shannon

Dragon capsule recovery vessel, equipped with a medical facility and helipad.

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GO Beyond

Dual-purpose support vessel based in California for fairing recovery and droneship support. Photo: Jack Beyer

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Maverick and Goose

Fast boats used for fairing recovery operations. Deployed from the upper deck of support ships Bob and Doug. Photo: Jenny Hautmann

Octagrabber

Falcon 9 securing remote-controlled robot. 3 exist, operating on all active SpaceX droneships

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Razor Crest

Hovercraft employee transportation at Starbase across the Brownsville shipping channel. Photo: Mary - BocaChicaGal

Eagle 5

Hovercraft employee transportation at Starbase across the Brownsville shipping channel. Photo: Jenny Hautmann

Dragon Recovery Fast Boats

Fleet of rib boats and jet-skis that provide fast response and recovery during Dragon splashdown. Deployed from Dragon recovery ships Megan and Shannon. Photo: NASA/Joel Kowsky

Signet Warhorse III

Chartered tugboat in use for operations in the Atlantic Ocean.

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Lindsay C

Chartered tugboat in use for operations in the Pacific Ocean.

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