February 12th Photos Page

Today was somewhat of a milestone for me, it was my 100th volunteer work day onboard the ship, and this is the 75th set of photos I've posted here online!  It's hard to believe I've made the drive from Virginia 100 times, I've got to move closer to the ship!  On the Brass Team's "To Do List" today was a return visit to the Anchor Windlass Area to put the shine back in there again.  It's hard to believe that it's been almost a year since we finished cleaning up down there, time flies when you're having fun!  Not much else exciting to report about today's visit, just another day of polishing brass on Big J!  Below are a few photos taken today. 

 

February 12th Photo #1
Main Damage Control Compartment, just off Broadway. 

February 12th Photo #2

Another shot inside Main Damage Control.  Hey where did that OD Green
helmet liner come from??  It made this ole Army guy feel right at home!!
February 12th Photo #3
Control wheels inside the Anchor Windlass Area, which 
received a little special attention today from the Brass Team.
February 12th Photo #4
One of two large braking units that control movement of the anchor chains.
February 12th Photo #5
AFFF2, located on Broadway near Engine Room #1.  I think this
area was used to regulate the flow of fire fighting chemicals to 
the various Engine and Fire rooms along Broadway.
February 12th Photo #6
Watertight Door (WTD) on Deck 2 leading forward to some of the
crews berthing spaces.  Nothing special about it, just caught my eye.
February 12th Photo #7
A firing mechanism for one of the 16-inch guns in Turret #3.
It was recently cleaned up by a member of the Brass Team
and is now on display in a vise inside Turret #3.
 

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