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By Ivan Musicant

"In re-creating the daily lifestyles in a battleship at battle, this masterful chronicle inspires the smartness and mystique of 1 of the main eminent battleships that ever ruled conflict at sea."

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The hull vibrations were greatly reduced, but were still felt in the after main battery director. 5 knots beyond her design speed and the fastest she would ever steam. Washington would never again on the skegs. 9 July, she floated out, — reach this speed. On 13 July, Washington was back in dock for another set screws and external bracing of the after main battery director. Rollo Ross, "It seemed The 17 now we changed of To screws at least once a week. term police has nothing to do with law enforcement, but with cleaning the ship.

Then just for curiosity, I looked in the water and saw a bald-headed man. ' Then I went and hollered to the talker on mount 4 to report to Sky Control. When I came back to my station, I could see the man fading 3, 35 BATTLESHIP off towards the At bow of the cruiser. " mate of the watch overboard! Man overboard the signal halyards ran the flags alerting the task force. Down on the boat deck, Ens. Bob Macklin and of the watch climbed into the launch. "I looked I looked up at the sea, down at the sea, had already swung the launch out, and and up I his lifeboat down crew and at the sea, at the sea.

And hammock, because and day compared with being a civilian. But don't cater to it: too crowded. Still, you can't expect Dakota life, I it's enough bunks. The next morning we I am assigned to Section 2, stores supplies. Week after week the drills continued, their endless monotony Ed Hooper "wanted to get into stoking a zealous thirst for action. the thick of immediately. " "We cruised in the Gulf of Mexico for thirty-seven days while we whole year of gunnery practices one after another," wrote Lt.

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