Sunday, September 16, 2012

Battleship Blogging (On A Sunday)

Something we did not know before our visit to the USS Iowa: The forward portion of the superstructure is a tower of 17-inch steel, w/ some flimsy enclosures wrapped around it. Note periscopes on top of it, & the peephole under the bridge.
 Imagine steering from here ...
 while someone looking through this directs you.

2 comments:

mikey said...

Good lord. Operating a 900ft 45,000 ton ship with 200,000 horsepower powerplant with ten FEET under the keel?

GREAT big brass balls (highly polished, of course)...

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Beats no feet under the keel...
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