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    sonicbomb.com :: View topic - Exploring OFF LIMIT Areas WW2 Battleship : USS Iowa

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    PostPosted: Sat Jul 01, 2017 2:28 am Reply with quote

    Deeply impressive tour of USA's mightiest class of battleships.

    These ships were not designed for tall people like myself.

    Hardship and great dangers aboard were profound, especially among the boiler and propulsion systems. Lack of steam containment meant instant cooking to death in the entire section.

    See tiny quarters where General Hap Arnold and FDR stayed on board. FDR sailed her across the Atlantic, to meet Joe Stalin. They even had an armored saferoom where they would rush the president, in case of attack. Captain's quarters were no better.

    [url]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dW83U4bkC_k [/url]
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    PostPosted: Sun Jul 02, 2017 8:04 am Reply with quote

    As impressive as it is claustrophobic.
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    PostPosted: Tue Jul 11, 2017 4:32 am Reply with quote

    That was the captain's quarters in a hostile area. Down lower he had a full state room with a bath tub custom-installed for Roosevelt, and since never removed.

    http://scottfredrickson.com/1121-uss-iowa-san-pedro-ca/

    I would find a tub a bit clumsy on a large ship moving with the massive ocean waves. The water level on the sides of the tub would be constantly changing with the rocking.

    This is a trainer of the 16" guns of Iowa.

    https://vimeo.com/105201270
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