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U.S.S. Alabama & U.S.S. Drum

28 Aug

Riding along the coast of Alabama on the way to Disneyworld, we got a bird’s eye view of the U.S.S. Alabama battleship which is permanently docked in Mobile. We decided that we would plan for this to be a stop on the way home as Chris had heard from a friend that it was quite an adventure and we can’t pass those up! True to our plan, we stopped for a lunch time break here on the way back through to Texas. The ship is unbelievably HUGE. There are 4 self-guided tours which would probably take all day to complete. We chose the yellow tour and had quite a time exploring everything from seamen and captains’ quarters to battle stations. What an amazing maze of hallways, ladders, and memorabilia. It was easy to imagine the men who lived and worked on this ship as we deciphered how messages were passed, enemies targeted, and the daily activities of life lived.

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This plane was a big hit- artistry! We moved on to the U.S.S. Drum submarine.

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Although weapons and warships are not really my gig, this was a rare opportunity for our family to step into the past and see first-hand the living situations and collossal scale of hand-to-hand combat. Wild.

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Posted by on August 28, 2009 in Uncategorized

 

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2 responses to “U.S.S. Alabama & U.S.S. Drum

  1. Bill Tunnell

    August 31, 2009 at 9:33 am

    Thanks for the visit and the wonderful comments.

    We look forward o your return some day!!

     
  2. infantry

    September 29, 2009 at 1:52 pm

    Its definitely worth a visit for anyone in Mobile area.

     

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