Just for you Dick Tohlan we climbed to the top all 8 levels that were allowed.
The day turned out to be clear and sunny. We toured this whole ship. Wm. Holzworth Sr. worked as a machinist mate for similar vessels. The ship he was stationed on was called the USS Midas.
Since the Alabama was a battleship these are her victory marks.
This is a pictur of her many guns. There was not much room to move inside the place where the gunman sat. I'm pretty sure the men had to stay in shape and be strong and thin. Bill noticed there was not as much cover from enemy fire as we would have been comfortable with. Theses guys had to be very brave to endure these situations.
This sign says:
Battleship USS Alabama commissioned August 16, 1942 she is 311 feet long has a beam of 27 feet. Her crew consisted of 127 officers and about 2500 men aboard. She could do 15 knots. Her Guns 9 -16 inch 45 cal accurate to 21 miles. 20 - 5 inch 38 cal. 48- 40mm guns.and 52- 20mm guns.
Then Bill and I toured the submarine USS Drum
If we thought the space inside the Battleship was small the sub was even smaller very tight quarters.
there are even bunks on the torpedoes.
Here I am crawling through a hatch.
See next post for more pictures of the sub and our adventure for November 14.
Love yas Joy