Ahem, that's a battleship, or to get even more technical, a South Dakota Class Battleship christened the USS ALABAMA. If you're a history buff, you can read all about it here.
By the way, in case you're wondering, Mobile is pronounced Mo-BEEL, not MO-bill... Just sayin'.
Of course, I had to take a look at the kitchen, the mess halls (at least 3 of them!) and the bakery. I don't remember how many thousands of loaves of bread they baked a day, but it was astronomical.
Check out the size of this bread machine. I could literally fit my entire body in there. Not that I'd want to... but that's some serious bread making action.
Anyway, I was impressed by the compact storage and I kind of have a thing for divided dinner trays. I didn't know they were made in stainless steel, which I love.
So much so that I googled it to see if you can still buy them now a days. Come to find out, you can still buy stainless steel divided trays... check it out!
I may need to get a few for camping trips...
We enjoyed seeing where we would have worked if we'd been aboard. Here's my work area:
Here's M's work area:
Crazy "cutting edge" technology there, right? M's really glad computers have progressed past this stage.
M's like, "Watch out! Woman driver!"
Thanks, dear. Surprisingly, the wheel was really small. I was imagining that it would be this huge wheel with spindles, like you see in Pirate movies or something, but it turned out to be pretty simple.
Here's M pulling out the big guns.
All in all, it was an inexpensive date day out. $4 for parking (cash only, please) and a couple of dollars for the museum entrance fee. We packed a picnic lunch and had a great day. Amazing how much interesting history is just around the corner (or up the interstate a ways, but you get the idea). Anchors aweigh! Any other history geeks out there?