been onboard all but one Saturday since I last posted photos in
September. Below are some photos from a couple of
recent events onboard the Big J. The first several photos show
members of the
Brass Team receiving an award from the Historic Naval Ships Association
(HNSA) for our efforts to keep the brass shining on the
Battleship. To view the full text of the citation that accompanied our award,
click Here. For more
information about the Historic Naval Ships Association, and to view a list
of all recent award recipients, click Here
to visit their website.
next photo was taken during the commissioning of the Navy's
newest Arleigh Burke class destroyer, the USS
Wayne E. Meyer (DDG-108) which occurred in Philadelphia on
Saturday October 10, 2009. The
photo was taken from the O5 level of the Battleship, just as the crew
brought the new destroyer "to life". To celebrate the
commissioning of the new destroyer we fired Mount 52 three times.
To see a short video of one of those shots click Here.
last three photos show the binnacle we restored last year, still on
display in the ships Visitors Center. I gave it a little cleanup
this morning and took these photos when I was done. I can't believe
switched back to Eastern Standard Time again, I hate this time of
year! Sorry for the delay in getting this page finished, between
my day job, working on the 2010 Volunteer Calendar, and working on the
ship my days are full. Hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving!