What Happened to Atlas Hovercrafts? Lee Field Hovercraft Ruins

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This abandoned hovercraft makes for a weirdly incongruous sight, lying in the middle of a vast, derelict aircraft dispersal ramp amid the ruins of a long-disused US Navy base.

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Image: UrbexLinda – Facebook

Little more than a grey, hulking shell standing several storeys high, the skeletal hovercraft is by far the most bizarre fixture of the abandoned Naval Air Station Green Cove Springs.

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Image: UrbexLinda – Facebook

One of the tenants of the dilapidated industrial estate is reported to have been ATLAS Hovercraft, Inc. According to Jax Psycho Geo, the company’s vision was to construct commercial hovercraft to serve commuters and other passengers on the St Johns River and other local waterways.

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Image: UrbexLinda – Facebook

Vessels could also have been used by the emergency services.But it’s understood that the abandoned hovercraft pictured here didn’t progress beyond a bare, empty hull.

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Inside the hollow, windowless shell, the scene is unsurprisingly one of emptiness. The vessel’s decks remain eerily silent, their large cabins never hosting a single passenger.

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Image: Michael Hill Photography

Only urban explorers visit now, along with the occasional military enthusiast documenting the expansive wartime naval base.

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