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Direktlänk till inlägg 12 juli 2021

SUNDAY EVENING 7/11

Av EvaLena Hallgren - Måndag 12 juli 01:10

OOoops I think Moms senior moments are rubbing off on me...............what a horrific thought 

Anyway, before we got to the town for my surprise we stopped in Norfolk Virginia to look at a naval ship.

Wisconsin was last decommissioned in September 1991 after a total of 14 years of active service in the fleet, and having earned a total of six battle stars for service in World War II and Korea, as well as a Navy Unit Commendation for service during the January/February 1991 Gulf War.

 

 

the USS Wisconsin BB-64 was the last authorized of the four mighty Iowa-class battleships, the largest American dreadnoughts ever built. Wisconsinor “Big Wisky” as it was affectionately nicknamed, enjoyed a service life that spanned six decades and three conflicts. Entering service just as the supremacy of battleships was giving way to aircraft carriers, the heavy guns of the four Iowa-class vessels were still unmatched when it came to naval firepower. BB-64 could hurl shells over the horizon at enemy ships, but also at targets far inland — a duty it performed right up to Operation Desert Storm Long since decommissioned, this great piece of American maritime history was not destined for the scrap yard. Resurrected by the City of Norfolk and the USS Wisconsin Foundation, it has become a museum ship and navy heritage site that continues the legacy of duty, honor, and country that was the calling card of Wisconsin's crew, and to inspire future generations of Americans. 

 

 

 

 

Mom decided that maybe it wasn't the greatest idea to take the tour inside since we were told there was many steep stairs where I had to be carried and Mom says I'm too heavy for that.

I appreciated that desicion because instead we went for a walk in a nearby park

 

 

we met a police officer with his dog, we thought they looked very much alike.

 

 

 

The Norfolkians have a lot of cool ways to get around, I noticed Moms interest and had to point out there was no place for me.

 

 

this could have worked though

some statues we liked in the park 


   

 


After a few hours in the park were on our way to Chesapeake Bay Bridge/Tunnel


   


Hopefully We're caught up with stories for now.

Tomorrow we're on our way for new adventures


All is well 



    

 

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