While we were on vacation a few weeks ago, we drove to Wilmington one day and toured the NC Battleship, a relic from WW2. The size of this ship is sombering. I remember touring a battleship as a kid. One thing that stuck with me is how stuffy and claustrophobic they feel the deeper you get in the bowels of the ship. That sensation hasn't changed, particularly in the heat of the summer.
We went through every inch that we could. Below - the boys peek through the "wishing well", where people throw pennies, that drop several stories down through the ship.
Here are some pictures from the kitchen. The boys stand boy a huge mixer, in the middle is a potato peeling machine, and then the industrial kitchen.
Some of the weapons stored inside the ship. We were three levels below here, I think. We got lost a couple of times in the ship. Yes, it is that big.
I had fun touring through the medical and isolation wards. Of course, I had to check out the apothecary jars, since I have my own collection at home.
A few pictures from the upper part of the ship. In the top right corner is an interesting compass. I took so many pictures that I had to compile the best of them into these collages.