The Bow Ramp

Thursday, July 27, 2006

Ohhh, Pictures !

Here are the first two pictures from the USS John Rodgers expedition.

This one shows her alongside the pier from the starboard quarter. The ship outboard is another decommissioned destroyer of the Gearing class. She appears a little weathered looking on the outside, but this is entirely normal for a ship that has been layed up for a few years. On the inside is another matter.

Here is an interior shot of the fire control system. That large console on the deck is a mechanical, analog computer. It was made by the Ford Motor Co. and I bet it still works -- no blue screen of death for that baby ! As you can see, the insides look to be in much better shape than the exterior.

I am sooo, jealous.

As usual, here is a link back to Castle Argghhh!!! Please drop by there and let John know what a great job he is doing (between tequila shots that is.)