USS Missouri (BB-63) fired a total of 783 16″ shells and 28 Tomahawk missiles during Desert Storm.
A little international battlewagonry this Wednesday: HMS Emperor of India was the fourth of four Iron Duke-class ships which were all launched in 1912 and 1913. Their main armament consisted of ten 13.5″ guns in five twin turrets. They were 622 feet long and displaced 25,000 tons. The HMS Emperor of India missed Jutland because […]
Murdoc came across this at some point but never linked. New USS Arizona model shows blue paint scheme Craftsman Don Preul, determined to create the world’s most accurate representation of the warship, conferred with Park Service historian Dan Martinez on the proper colors. Research was difficult because most of the ship’s records had been destroyed […]
Just saw it. It’s the first time I’ve paid any attention to it. Oh dear Lord. UPDATE: Speaking of commercials, Murdoc is sure disappointed in Eastwood for that Chrysler or Detroit or whatever commercial. No more commercials for Murdoc tonight.
Tattooed veterans wanted for book On Saturday, veterans with tattoos are invited to the Battleship New Jersey to have their photos taken for a new book by photojournalist Kyle Cassidy. His upcoming book will feature military tattoos of veterans from all branches of the service and any era. Cassidy will be on the forecastle taking […]
Bayonne Naval Supply Depot, New Jersey That’s quite a reserve fleet. In fact, toss in a few destroyers and you’ve got yourself a surface navy all right there. Just waiting for the cutting torch.
USS Missouri heading to shipyard for makeover The 65-year-old ship is in good shape, but it still needs to go to Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard for repairs because rust is protruding from peeling paint in areas and the teak wood deck is warped and bent in others. The ship’s exterior is due to be sanded […]