Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 11-01-2009, 23:55   #1
Registered User
 
BadFish's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Boat: 1989 Carver Santego 3067 - BADFISH
Posts: 220
Images: 13
Send a message via AIM to BadFish
One Hell of a Powerboat

Cleaning out me photos from the camera and phone. This is from my Hawaii trip a few weeks ago. Man I would like to go cruisin on this bad boy.



Cheers

Bill
__________________

__________________
Q: "How do you stay fit?"
A: "Passing the vodka bottle and playing guitar." - Keith Richards
BadFish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-01-2009, 00:23   #2
Registered User
 
Stillraining's Avatar

Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Puget Sound
Boat: Irwin 41 CC Ketch
Posts: 2,876
I just like one day of its operating costs in the bank...
__________________

__________________
"Go simple, go large!".

Relationships are everything to me...everything else in life is just a tool to enhance them.
Stillraining is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-01-2009, 01:02   #3
CF Adviser
Moderator Emeritus
 
TaoJones's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Montrose, Colorado
Posts: 9,850
Quote:
Originally Posted by BadFish View Post
Cleaning out me photos from the camera and phone. This is from my Hawaii trip a few weeks ago. Man I would like to go cruisin on this bad boy.
The USS Missouri, site of the Japanese surrender ending the Second World War, was decommissioned on March 31, 1992 at Long Beach, then placed in the reserve fleet at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, Washington.

She remained in Bremerton until she was donated to the USS Missouri Memorial, Honolulu, in May of 1998. On May 23, 1998, she was towed to Astoria, Oregon to sit in fresh water at the mouth of the Columbia River so that the saltwater barnacles would die and fall off along with years of sea grasses.

She was then towed across the eastern Pacific, docking at Ford Island, Pearl Harbor on June 22, 1998. On January 29, 1999, the USS Missouri opened as a museum operated by the Missouri Museum Association.

Missouri saw her last serious battle action on February 23, 1991 during the first Gulf War. In the operation to make the Iraqis believe the American assault on Iraqi-occupied Kuwait would come from the sea, the Americans feinted an amphibious landing, and the Missouri fired 133 rounds from her 16-inch guns onto the Kuwaiti shoreline in support of that operation.

The Iraqis responded by firing two Silkworm missiles at the battleship. One missed, the other was intercepted by a Sea Dart missile fired from the HMS Gloucester, a British destroyer. The Sea Dart caused the Silkworm to crash into the sea some 700 yards from the Missouri.

It is highly unlikely that anyone will "cruise" aboard the USS Missouri ever again. What a mighty warrior she was, though, and a fitting addition to the Pearl Harbor memorials.

Here's a link to her website:

Home | USS Missouri

TaoJones
__________________
"Your vision becomes clear only when you look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks within, awakens."
Carl Gustav Jung (1875-1961)
TaoJones is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-01-2009, 01:10   #4
Registered User
 
Stillraining's Avatar

Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Puget Sound
Boat: Irwin 41 CC Ketch
Posts: 2,876
IS she unable to make way under her own power?...That seems like a brutal tow.
__________________
"Go simple, go large!".

Relationships are everything to me...everything else in life is just a tool to enhance them.
Stillraining is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16-01-2009, 19:51   #5
Registered User
 
BadFish's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Boat: 1989 Carver Santego 3067 - BADFISH
Posts: 220
Images: 13
Send a message via AIM to BadFish
Quote:
It is highly unlikely that anyone will "cruise" aboard the USS Missouri ever again
Tao, awesome, thanks for takin me so literally...

Great stuff though, you copy/paste that from the Missouri website or something?

Cheers

Bill
__________________
Q: "How do you stay fit?"
A: "Passing the vodka bottle and playing guitar." - Keith Richards
BadFish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16-01-2009, 20:36   #6
Registered User

Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 238
Ya gotta love the "Mighty Mo". I think it would be a welcome addition to the gulf of Aden anti-pirate fleet. Hijack this!!!!
__________________
Failure is most often times a temporary condition........
Giving up is what makes it permanent.



Bill Burgette is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16-01-2009, 20:41   #7
Registered User
 
BadFish's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Boat: 1989 Carver Santego 3067 - BADFISH
Posts: 220
Images: 13
Send a message via AIM to BadFish
Haha, you ain't kiddin. No pirates wanna see this bad boy comin at 'em.

Bill
__________________
Q: "How do you stay fit?"
A: "Passing the vodka bottle and playing guitar." - Keith Richards
BadFish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2009, 00:55   #8
Senior Cruiser
 
delmarrey's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Now in Blaine, WA
Boat: Modified Choate 40
Posts: 10,702
Images: 122
Quote:
Originally Posted by BadFish View Post
Man I would like to go cruisin on this bad boy.

Bill
Get out the paint brush, it's starting to fade.
__________________
Faithful are the Wounds of a Friend, but the Kisses of the Enemy are Deceitful! ........
A nation of sheep breeds a government of wolves!

Unprepared boaters, end up as floatsum!.......
delmarrey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2009, 18:39   #9
Registered User

Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Lake Monticello, Palmyra VA
Posts: 2
Nice pic. I re-Commissioned the USS Iowa in 1983 in Pascagoula MS. The XO later became the CO of the USS Missouri and he gave me a tour while in port San Diego.
I have a box full of pics of the IOWA that I need to scan, I should post a few on here.
__________________
Jhndlsr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2009, 18:50   #10
Moderator Emeritus
 
David M's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: San Francisco Bay
Boat: research vessel
Posts: 10,152
The USS Iowa now sits in the ready reserve fleet in Suisun Bay, east of San Francisco. Some time ago it was offered to the City to become a tourist attraction. The San Francisco city council with their anti-military sentiment turned down the idea.

I would like to see it brought across the SF Bay to Alameda where it could sit side by side with the USS Hornet, the aircraft carrier that picked up astronauts from a number of Apollo missions.

I cruise by the USS Iowa frequently. Its sad to see such a historical ship floating there doing nothing. It would indeed make one heck of a good tour.







San Francisco News - USS Iowa, Any Takers? - page 1
__________________
David

Life begins where land ends.
David M is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2009, 20:01   #11
Moderator Emeritus
 
Pblais's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Hayes, VA
Boat: Gozzard 36
Posts: 8,700
Images: 15
Send a message via Skype™ to Pblais
The Wisconsin is here in Norfolk, VA and the New Jersey is up in Camden, NJ. These are the last of the ships of another era. Teak decks with serious fire power that are dwarfed by modern weapons. Teak still looks pretty good.
__________________
Paul Blais
s/v Bright Eyes Gozzard 36
37 15.7 N 76 28.9 W
Pblais is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2009, 20:41   #12
Registered User
 
CharlieCobra's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: PNW
Boat: Knutson K-35 Yawl "Oh Joy" - Mariner 31 Ketch "Kahagon" - K-40 "Seasmoke" - 30' Sloop "Baccus"
Posts: 1,290
We toured the Mo when we were in Oahu in '05. Impressive!
__________________

__________________
CharlieCobra is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Ham / SSB Hell ! unbusted67 Marine Electronics 143 18-07-2012 03:57
Navigating 'Hell Gate' NY Heron Navigation 36 15-01-2011 07:03
Battery Replacement from Hell.... markpj23 Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 6 14-02-2009 00:47
How to stay out of maintenance hell. kennykroot Construction, Maintenance & Refit 52 29-06-2007 18:53



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 02:16.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.