Re: STMFC-era ship
Mark Pierce <marcoperforar@...>
Cranes are included in the wikipedia photo http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Iowa_(BB-61)toggle quoted message Show quoted text
and there is some track and, on the center-left (double-click and enlarge the photo) are two railroad gondolas.
The Iowa was there to repair typhoon damage.
--- In STMFC@..., "Brian Chapman" <cornbeltroute@...> wrote:
Yes, the cruisers and battleships were often at Hunters Point, where a large enough crane was available to lift an entire turret from the ship for repair work. <That must have been one big crane (is it still there?) IIRC, an Iowa Class main turret weighed in at 2700 tons, the equivalent of a WWII destroyer. Each of the four Iowa Class sisters had three of 'em.