The long-awaited return of the weekly battleship fix.
Lots of scans from old ONI recognition manuals. Very much worth a look. Here’s part of the USS West Virginia (BB 48):
I hadn’t realized that an entirely new outer hull had been added to the West Virginia.
Decaying warships in limbo
The ships in Suisun Bay include USS Iowa (BB 61). Here’s a bird’s eye view from Bing:
The comprehensive history of the USS Oklahoma from its christening in 1914 to its final loss in 1947. The authors tell how the Oklahoma served in World War I, participated in the Great Cruise of 1925, and evacuated refugees from Spain in 1936. But the most memorable event of the ship’s history occurred on December 7, 1941.
Beer on a Battlewagon: 13th Annual Garden State Beer Festival featuring Self Guided Visit of the Battleship New Jersey on Saturday, June 20th:
The Garden State Craft Brewer’s Guild will hold their 13th Annual Beer Sanpling Event on the Battleship New Jersey. This is a rain or shine event held on the Fantail under tents. Food & Specialty Vendors will be present along with entertainment from 1:00-5:00. Festival ticket also offers a logoed sampling glass and a self-guided tour of the most decorated Battleship in U.S. History.
If you go, send Murdoc pictures.