Great Guns

We got the chance last week to spend a few days in Norfolk. What a pleasant city (at least the extremely small portion of it that we saw). The weather was just wonderful, and we got to see the parade of ships coming in on Friday for the past weekend’s HarborFest, including most movingly the USS Cole.

Later on Friday we spent a good deal of time walking onboard the USS Wisconsin, which is permanently anchored there.

She’s a big damn hunk of metal


And the 16″ guns reminded my Bride of my biceps, naturally


well, maybe not so much.

A retired sailor who was serving as a resource for folks told us that the teak decking served to keep the ship about 10 degrees cooler below decks than they would have been had they been metal, and with no ac they needed all the help.

One neat thing they had scattered about were a variety of posters from her last cruise in the very eary 90s



Now that is some funny stuff right there.

Well worth your time if you’re in the area.

3 Responses to “Great Guns”

  1. Syd B. says:

    That Ann Jillian had some great guns, too.

  2. Skyler says:

    My home town.

  3. Mr. Bingley says:

    Where we were was a nice area, Skyler.

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