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Onyx Dragon

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Just went on a GLORIOUS road trip..
« on: August 24, 2019, 07:39:31 PM »
Went to Wilmington NC, Norfolk Va, and Camden New Jersey.  I saw and boarded battleships North Carolina, Wisconsin, and New Jersey.  Pics to come.

BTW, I took the below decks tour of Wisconsin.  Holy hells, that is a LONG way down with a TON of ladders and hatches!

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Re: Just went on a GLORIOUS road trip..
« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2019, 08:41:26 AM »
Saw it all on FB, looked pretty cool!
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Re: Just went on a GLORIOUS road trip..
« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2019, 10:37:48 PM »
Nice!  This was your dream big trip you talked about last year, right?

Got any pics?
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Re: Just went on a GLORIOUS road trip..
« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2019, 05:05:30 PM »
Nice!  This was your dream big trip you talked about last year, right?

Got any pics?

Ask and ye shall receive!  The following is just for Battleship New Jersey.  I have more I'll get up:

http://imgur.com/a/dpjC632

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Re: Just went on a GLORIOUS road trip..
« Reply #4 on: September 06, 2019, 06:47:28 PM »
This is Battleship North Carolina:

http://imgur.com/a/DnTBn1Q

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Re: Just went on a GLORIOUS road trip..
« Reply #5 on: September 07, 2019, 12:43:51 AM »
I got through the BNJ folder and my phone's about to die.  That's an impressive exhibit and a lot more detailed than I imagined.  It really looks like you can get all over the place.  Cool use of the shells on the grounds too.  And you gotta love the cheap beer on sale!

Did you say there's a battleship moored in CA?  I'll have to take a tour if I find myself nearby.

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Re: Just went on a GLORIOUS road trip..
« Reply #6 on: September 07, 2019, 03:19:25 PM »
I got through the BNJ folder and my phone's about to die.  That's an impressive exhibit and a lot more detailed than I imagined.  It really looks like you can get all over the place.  Cool use of the shells on the grounds too.  And you gotta love the cheap beer on sale!

Did you say there's a battleship moored in CA?  I'll have to take a tour if I find myself nearby.

Battleship and carrier.  The battleship is the Battleship Iowa.  She's the sister of New Jersey, Missouri, and Wisconsin (I'm about to put up the Wisconsin pics.  It was a guided below decks tour).  Iowa is also the namesake of the Iowa class and the first built of that class.  Recently, she was also named the official Museum of the Surface Fleet...hilariously, the USN had aviation, underwater, and special forces museums, but no museum for the surface fleet until a couple years back.

There are two carrier museums in California.  Hornet and Midway.  For some reason, Iowa isn't on this list.  Red Oak Victory is a famous WWII liberty ship.

http://www.californiaforvisitors.com/attractions/museum-ships.htm
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