After receiving a sizable grant from the
state a few months ago there is currently a huge ongoing effort to give
the ships superstructure a fresh coat of paint before the bad weather
sets in. The first 5 photos below show some of those freshly
painted areas. Today was the second year in a row that we've had
Chief Selectees onboard for a volunteer day. The last five photos
show them in action polishing brass on the bridge and manning their
brooms and dustpans giving the ship a clean sweep down fore and aft.
Freshly painted upper
superstructure looks great!
Shot on O5 starboard
side looking forward toward the top of
the armored conning tower housing Main Fire Control. The
green line marks the path for our docent lead tour route.
Moving forward from the
previous shot, Main
Fire Control sporting a fresh coat of haze gray.
Shot looking over the
bow from high above.
The fresh paint and nice white canvas look great!
Taken from same vantage
point as above, zoomed in on Main Fire Control.
Small sailboat passing
by for a look at Big J.
In the past I've posted
photos of periscopes in the turrets,
periscopes in the Armored Conning Station on the Bridge,
periscopes in Main Fire Control, but this one isn't in any
of those locations. It's certainly a little off the beaten
path, anyone care to guess where it is?
We had a recent visit
from the Turkey Hill Cow who brought along free
samples for all to taste. I asked if the cow had a name, but was
it was simply the Turkey Hill Cow. It was one huge cow though
for sure and very life-like too. The free samples were enjoyed by
Chiefs Selectees at
work giving the ship a good sweep down fore and aft.
Chiefs Selectees at
work polishing brass sill plates on the Flag Bridge.
Chiefs Selectee at work
polishing brass sill plates on the Navigation Bridge.
polishing brass inside the Armored Conning Station.
Final shot of Chiefs
Selectees polishing brass on the Navigation Bridge.
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Last updated on March 02, 2010.