September 10th Photos Page

I was really glad to see the Navy Chiefs and Selectees back onboard again today.  This marks the third year in a row they've spent a day on the ship volunteering as part of their program. This year they stayed onboard overnight and took part in a 9/11 Memorial Ceremony on the ship on Sunday.  The first four photos below show some of those guys in action polishing brass.  I always seem to have problems when taking photos on the bridge, my camera doesn't deal well with the bright outside light coming in through the windows, so sorry for the photo quality.  The remainder of the photos are in response to a request from a former crewman, they are of Aft Main Battery Plot and Spot 2.

 

September 10th Photo #1
Chiefs and Selectees polishing Brass on the Flag Bridge - Photo 1

September 10th Photo #2

 Chiefs and Selectees polishing Brass on the Flag Bridge - Photo 2
September 10th Photo #3
Chiefs and Selectees polishing Brass Rail on Port Side Flag Bag - Photo 1
September 10th Photo #4
Chiefs and Selectees polishing Brass Rail on Port Side Flag Bag - Photo 2
September 10th Photo #5
Okay Murphy, from here on the rest of these photos are for you.  The
next 15 photos were taken in and around Aft Main Battery Plot. Unlike
  Forward Main Battery Plot, where we have done extensive work to
open that area to visitors, this area remains essentially as it was
when we received the ship.  Since you are familiar with this area,
I'll skip the individual photo captions.
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OK, now we've climbed up to the O2 level and entered the bottom of
the tower leading up to Spot 2.  The next 13 photos go from this level
up to the top of Spot 2.  This is the small shop area at the bottom of
the ladder.  Again you know this area well so I'll skip the captions.
September 10th Photo #22
One of my top 3 favorite pieces of Sailor Art on the ship!
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OK, that concludes the photo tour of Aft Main Battery Plot and Spot 2.
Hope they brought back some good memories, maybe one of these days
you'll get to come back and visit yourself.  The crew association will hold
their reunion on the ship next year, that's always a pretty wild day!
 

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