January 2, 2005

The USS Wisconsin in Norfolk

POST #    1498

Permanently stationed in downtown Norfolk is the USS Wisconsin (aka the "Whisky"), a battleship that has a long history, from World War II, to the Korean War, to the Gulf War (#1). It has been decommissioned three times and came to rest in Norfolk in the Winter of 2000. An Iowa-Class ship, the Wisconsin is 887' 3" long, 108' 2" wide, and 37' 8" tall. Loaded, the shop weighs 58,000 tons.

Unfortunately, the ship was not open for visits on the day we walked by.

Posted by tien mao in Photos, Travel at 10:51 AM

 

 

That's a great perspective in the second shot.

Reminds me of the A.M. Cassandre poster for Normandie.

Posted by: matt at January 2, 2005 2:28 PM

I like the second picture as well. In 7th grade I had a penpal who was a sailor on the USS Nassau. Your pictures just reminded me that he totally stopped writing to me. What a jerk.

Posted by: yp at January 3, 2005 1:00 AM

the u.s.s. new jersey rulez! the whisky's nice too, but what the hecks it doing in norfolk?

Posted by: british halo at January 3, 2005 5:03 PM

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