Slug: uss-wisconsin-berthed-in-norfolk-va Date: 2000-12-09 Title: U.S.S. Wisconsin berthed in Norfolk, Va. layout: post

Yesterday, Pearl Harbor Day, the battleship U.S.S. Wisconsin was finally berthed in Norfolk, Va. I can't wait to go down and see this amazing peice of history. If you can't make it to Virginia, here are some links:

The Wisconsin is moved to Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in preparation.

Pilot Online: The Wisconsin view from the air.

Pilot Online: Flash slideshow with audio of interviews with former sailors on the Winsconsin. Remembering what these people did for our country through World War 2, Korea, and other tours is what yesterday was about.

Pilot Online: "The Wisconsin, the last of the great battleships, bearer of some the most fearsome guns the Navy ever sent to sea, dreadnought, battlewagon, chunk of history, had arrived."

Battleship Wisconsin - Armament, Main Gun Battery: "The range of the gun is 23 nautical miles, and the gun shell weighs approximately 2,500 pounds and requires 20 men to handle it."

I have to say - this is one bad-ass piece of hardware.