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Apr 7, 2021 08:10:11   #
FrumCA Loc: VA
k9moe wrote:
Nice picture!! Does anyone know how long the anchor lines are? How deep can they anchor? Inquisitive mind wants to know.

Anchors: Two anchors, port and starboard bow, each weighing 30,000 pounds. Each anchor chain is 12 shots or 1,080 feet long and each link weighs about 120 pounds. Armor: The main armor belt of the hull is 12.1″ tapering 19 degrees vertically to 1.62″.

Apr 7, 2021 08:13:17   #
photophly Loc: Old Bridge NJ
Love the perspective......

Apr 7, 2021 08:48:50   #
yssirk123 Loc: New Jersey
Impressive ship and great perspective!!

Apr 7, 2021 09:00:17   #
lwerthe1mer Loc: Birmingham, Alabama
Great story, BILLMCK!!!

Apr 7, 2021 10:01:11   #
k9moe Loc: Hornell, NY
MY day is complete. Thank You...

Apr 7, 2021 11:03:40   #
Earnest Botello Loc: Hockley, Texas
Great shot of a very large ship, very good perspective.

Apr 7, 2021 11:33:06   #
jackm1943 Loc: Omaha, Nebraska
lwerthe1mer wrote:
Docked in Norfolk, Virginia, when I took this photo in 2008.

I also got a chance to tour this beautiful old ship quite a few years ago, but it must have been in the pre-digital days for me because I have no digital files. I remember the tour of the engine room was great and in good detail. When I toured the USS Missouri years later they did not offer an engine room tour.

I just remembered, when I was there the USS Eisenhower was still under construction, so it had to be in the mid '70s.

Apr 7, 2021 12:02:41   #
Bubalola Loc: Big Apple, NY
lwerthe1mer wrote:
Docked in Norfolk, Virginia, when I took this photo in 2008.

That’s a great photo! Beautiful perspective!

Apr 7, 2021 12:48:06   #
Blair Shaw Jr
Perspective MATTERS....yesss????

What a great image. Thank you.

Apr 7, 2021 13:30:53   #
Hereford Loc: Palm Coast, FL
Now that is a real "man of war". I saw and photographed it in Norfolk about that time also. End of a great era.

Apr 7, 2021 19:29:40   #
tcthome Loc: Keansburg , NJ
Man that big girl could slice thru some waves. Great photo.

Apr 7, 2021 19:36:35   #
PAR4DCR Loc: A Sunny Place
Nice perspective of this old battle wagon!


Apr 7, 2021 19:38:38   #
DeanS Loc: Capital City area of North Carolina
Excellent perspective.

Apr 7, 2021 19:39:18   #
Curmudgeon Loc: SE Arizona
They are BIG. I always wanted on for a personal yacht

Apr 7, 2021 20:40:40   #
David in Dallas Loc: Dallas, Texas, USA
Nice angle! Were you in the water?

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