Today Leonard and I, with our friend Judy, drove over to Mobile to tour the USS Alabama and USS Drum.
BATTLESHIP USS ALABAMA
Alabama was commissioned in August 1942 and earned 9 Battle Stars and shot down 22 enemy airplanes during WWII. She is 680 ft long and a little over 108 ft wide. In other words, it is HUGE.
Leonard dwarfed as he's walking the deck:
Sleeping quarters. Comfy looking, right?
An early "computer station"
16" 800 pound shells:
SUBMARINE USS DRUM
After touring the Alabama, we toured the Drum. It was commissioned in November 1941. The sub is over 311 long and over 27 feet wide. She earned 12 Battle stars during WWII.
These small doorways are a challenge to these stiff bones. And there are lots of them. Lots and lots of them.
Even dining area is tight quarters.
Hallways even tighter.
Sleeping quarters with the torpedoes.
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