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Feb 22, 2022 18:17:08   #
Mauwehu Loc: Norwalk Ct
 
Last time I was in Virginia I was stuck on I-95 for 24 hours. I was humbled and honored to visit the USS Wisconsin in Norfolk Va on Monday. Freedom isn’t free.





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Feb 22, 2022 18:28:40   #
Billy awesome Loc: New hampshire
 
Mauwehu wrote:
Last time I was in Virginia I was stuck on I-95 for 24 hours. I was humbled and honored to visit the USS Wisconsin in Norfolk Va on Monday. Freedom isn’t free.


That is impressive. Must have been a great day

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Feb 22, 2022 18:36:22   #
Billycrap2 Loc: Mason county,W(BY GOD) Virginia, 🇺🇸🦅
 
Mauwehu wrote:
Last time I was in Virginia I was stuck on I-95 for 24 hours. I was humbled and honored to visit the USS Wisconsin in Norfolk Va on Monday. Freedom isn’t free.


Thank for the educational tour 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🦅🦅🦅

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Feb 22, 2022 19:04:34   #
flyguy Loc: Lake Onalaska, Sunfish Capitol of the World!
 
Mauwehu wrote:
Last time I was in Virginia I was stuck on I-95 for 24 hours. I was humbled and honored to visit the USS Wisconsin in Norfolk Va on Monday. Freedom isn’t free.


Thanks for sharing, Mauwehu.

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Feb 22, 2022 19:26:13   #
Jer Loc: N. Illinois 🇺🇸
 
Mauwehu wrote:
Last time I was in Virginia I was stuck on I-95 for 24 hours. I was humbled and honored to visit the USS Wisconsin in Norfolk Va on Monday. Freedom isn’t free.


Excellent photos. Thanks for sharing with us.

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Feb 22, 2022 19:27:15   #
plumbob Loc: New Windsor Maryland
 
Thanks for the pics Mau. I see they named the ship after one of our finest FS users. " mistred64 "

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Feb 22, 2022 19:41:07   #
Fredfish Loc: Prospect CT.
 
Mauwehu wrote:
Last time I was in Virginia I was stuck on I-95 for 24 hours. I was humbled and honored to visit the USS Wisconsin in Norfolk Va on Monday. Freedom isn’t free.


Awesome pictures Mau. Battleships were always my favorites. Those 16" guns are unbelievable. Thanks for the pictures.

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Feb 22, 2022 20:07:38   #
Randyhartford Loc: Lawrence, Kansas
 
Mauwehu wrote:
Last time I was in Virginia I was stuck on I-95 for 24 hours. I was humbled and honored to visit the USS Wisconsin in Norfolk Va on Monday. Freedom isn’t free.


Thanks for the pics and memories. Myrna and I went there and took a tour of that ship while on vacation with my best friend and his wife in 2012. Pretty cool….

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Feb 22, 2022 21:45:09   #
Robert J Samples Loc: Round Rock, Texas
 
God Bless the U.S. Navy and the men who man the ships. I had a lot of relatives onboard different ships in the Pacific during WW II, and they had many fascinating stories. Rugged duty! Just Sayin...RJS

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Feb 22, 2022 22:25:03   #
Mauwehu Loc: Norwalk Ct
 
Robert J Samples wrote:
God Bless the U.S. Navy and the men who man the ships. I had a lot of relatives onboard different ships in the Pacific during WW II, and they had many fascinating stories. Rugged duty! Just Sayin...RJS


My dad was the chief engineer on the destroyer escort USS Seusens during WW2. He woke up one morning with a beam of light over his head. The sailor who had guard duty the night before fired his weapon by accident and it went through and ended up on my fathers bunk between my fathers legs. The night I almost wasn’t.

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Feb 22, 2022 22:27:09   #
Mauwehu Loc: Norwalk Ct
 
Randyhartford wrote:
Thanks for the pics and memories. Myrna and I went there and took a tour of that ship while on vacation with my best friend and his wife in 2012. Pretty cool….


I enjoyed it more than I thought I would. Reading the memorials was very sobering.

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Feb 22, 2022 22:28:26   #
Mauwehu Loc: Norwalk Ct
 
Fredfish wrote:
Awesome pictures Mau. Battleships were always my favorites. Those 16" guns are unbelievable. Thanks for the pictures.


Ive shot 105 cannons. Can’t imagine the noise and force of one of those

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Feb 22, 2022 22:51:56   #
Fredfish Loc: Prospect CT.
 
Mauwehu wrote:
Ive shot 105 cannons. Can’t imagine the noise and force of one of those


I remember watching on TV, when Regan sent the New Jersey to Lebanon. They had aerial footage of the 16 inchers lobbing 2,000lb shells. The concussion was visible in the air around the ship, and the ship actually moved sideways from the kickback. Awesome to see.

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Feb 23, 2022 09:56:20   #
Mauwehu Loc: Norwalk Ct
 
Fredfish wrote:
I remember watching on TV, when Regan sent the New Jersey to Lebanon. They had aerial footage of the 16 inchers lobbing 2,000lb shells. The concussion was visible in the air around the ship, and the ship actually moved sideways from the kickback. Awesome to see.


Will try to find one and check it out.

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Feb 23, 2022 10:23:02   #
audigger53 Loc: Severn, MD
 
Fredfish wrote:
I remember watching on TV, when Regan sent the New Jersey to Lebanon. They had aerial footage of the 16 inchers lobbing 2,000lb shells. The concussion was visible in the air around the ship, and the ship actually moved sideways from the kickback. Awesome to see.


Well 16 inch shells were 1500 Lbs HE. High Explosive. WWII off Africa was the first time they used them for Gun Fire Support shooting 24 miles inland. 3 bags/cylinders of 50 LB Black pounder for each round. All of this was from my Dad that served on them. USS Okie at Pearl, then the USS Nevada in WWII.
The bedding pictures had to have been the Officers quarters. Enlisted were just metal frames with rope of canvas for springs and small metal lockers below. I did 2 years on a WWII Destroyer as Fire Control. AKA "Duty Killer". Gunner Mates load the guns, we aimed and pulled the trigger. Well to be honest Pointer and trainer on the mounts and the Gun Captain were Gunner Mates, the rest were "Black Shoes" for loaders. IE Weapons Division.

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