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Old Ironsides
« on: October 26, 2019, 05:46:22 pm »
After nearly 40 years in the northeast I finally got a chance to board her!



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Re: Old Ironsides
« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2019, 07:11:48 pm »
How did it feel?
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Re: Old Ironsides
« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2019, 07:44:08 pm »
It felt great to finally see our oldest commissioned warship.  There are only active duty Navy and Marines assigned there.  Pretty good duty for a sailor or marine.

Short people manned this vessel!

I'm just over 6'1" and had to duck on the lower gun deck and basically hunch over on the crew berth deck!

I was able to explain to my BIL why the s@#thouse in the bow was called a head.  There were four crappers on each side!  Haha...

I find Boston rather creepy...

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Re: Old Ironsides
« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2019, 08:38:58 pm »
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« Reply #4 on: October 26, 2019, 08:39:26 pm »
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« Reply #5 on: October 26, 2019, 08:39:49 pm »

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« Reply #6 on: October 26, 2019, 08:40:03 pm »

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Re: Old Ironsides
« Reply #7 on: October 27, 2019, 06:18:36 pm »
Really outstanding pictures.  I had no idea the structure was so well built.  No wonder it is called "Ironsides".
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Old Ironsides
« Reply #8 on: October 27, 2019, 06:55:49 pm »
Captains stateroom and living quarters

There are four additional cannon ports in the room.

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« Reply #9 on: October 27, 2019, 06:56:06 pm »

 

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