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Sunday, December 8, 2013

Ships of Baltimore

Ships of Baltimore 

OK, everybody told me to see the ships and I posted it last. Hey the best for last right? Well, not sure, the ships were great butt so was the rest of Baltimore. To me at least the main thing is the USS Constellation but there were many other noteworthy ships also.

Because there are so many images of the USS Constellation I am posting it last. So if you want, just scroll down to get to it. 

The visitor Center at the harbor is well worth going to, and not just because the temp is about 38 and it is open and heated but it has a ton of good information in it and the people were great.

First a little history of shipping.  

Now for the ships 

The Lightship Chesapeake isn't as exciting as a warship but it was important none the less.

Faithfully served for 40 years.

Liked the erie solitary red light glowing from the bridge. 

And now is a good time to transition from the Lighthouse ship to the submarine, the USS Torsk. 

I wish I knew what the things sticking out from the hull were. Seems like they would create a lot of drag as they sailed underwater. 

 Yes, it had a wooden, not metal deck. 

 And for those who didn't want to get on big ships, there were little ones also!! Laughing

And there were the birds. 

Beginning bombing run.

And now for the USS Constellation 

See that little sign sticking out from behind the rudder? No? Well let's look closer. 

Yeah, the USS Constellation is in a Fire Lane No Park/Docking Zone!! I want to see them tow it off!!

There is the ship and sign. (Obviously meant for other watercraft when the Constellation is not there. I heard they do take it out on occasion.

I was standing on the second floor balcony of a closed restaurant to get this and the next image.

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