Sunday, September 28, 2008

Ships That Go

Here are a few of the ships that I have been on or seen. Actually a few of these are boats.This is the LST here in Evansville. It is a fully operational ship and just got back from a tour up the Missouri River.
A Higgins boat on the LST. Mary asked what was the difference between a boat and a ship. A ship can carry a boat, but a boat can't carry a ship.

The USS Laffey at Charleston, SC. A hero of the Leyte Gulf Battle

Russian Sub. More on this later.

USS Drum at Mobile, AL.

USS Yorktown at Charleston.

Stern of the Yorktown.

USS New Jersey at Camden, NJ. This was my dad's ship during WWII. He was a member of the first crew. My brother and I took dad to see his ship in 2003 which was 60 years later.

Engine room, I always end up in engine rooms. If you visit this blog much you will get to see all kinds of engine rooms. I'm a mechanical engineer .........sorry.

Bow of the New Jersey from the bridge.

My Father in front of the big guns!


2sweetnsaxy said...

Amazing how big these things are. Maybe massive is a better word.

SAPhotographs said...

My husband was at Pearl Harbour Mike. He would have loved these.

Denise said...

My husband and father-in-law are retired navy. They will enjoy this post very much as did I. Wonderful photos.

Eve said...

Great stuff Mike!
My brother's spent a short career on the USS Whale that is now on display in Connecticut. (I'm pretty sure). Guess I'll google that today! Thanks for the inspiration!