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PostPosted: Tue Jun 21, 2016 5:36 pm    Post subject: Battleship vs Panama Canal Reply with quote

Stumbled into this picture... quite amazing. I'd known they built the IOWA's to fit the canal, just didn't realize how tight of a squeeze it was. Literally only a few inches to spare!






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PostPosted: Tue Jun 21, 2016 6:01 pm    Post subject: Re: Battleship vs Panama Canal Reply with quote

Surprised wtf That is an outstanding photograph.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 21, 2016 6:28 pm    Post subject: Re: Battleship vs Panama Canal Reply with quote

There was no need to make it any bigger than it needed to be. Fit a battleship was the requirement.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 21, 2016 8:24 pm    Post subject: Re: Battleship vs Panama Canal Reply with quote

sure looks like a tight fit.....bit of good old bump and grind as they go I bet..... nothing a coat of paint wont fix.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 22, 2016 7:37 am    Post subject: Re: Battleship vs Panama Canal Reply with quote

Gives the the bosun's mate something to do after passage is complete.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 22, 2016 10:27 am    Post subject: Re: Battleship vs Panama Canal Reply with quote

Bushy Huh ?

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 22, 2016 10:54 am    Post subject: Re: Battleship vs Panama Canal Reply with quote

They get to repaint the port and starboard sides...

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 22, 2016 1:36 pm    Post subject: Re: Battleship vs Panama Canal Reply with quote

Boy that sounds like fun, I use to get to paint them old drilling rigs

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 22, 2016 1:44 pm    Post subject: Re: Battleship vs Panama Canal Reply with quote

Yup...It sure looked like fun. They get to swing over the side in a "bosun's chair" and roll or brush haze gray.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 22, 2016 3:22 pm    Post subject: Re: Battleship vs Panama Canal Reply with quote

Tight!

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 22, 2016 8:27 pm    Post subject: Re: Battleship vs Panama Canal Reply with quote

You just have to go through on a cool cloudy day. If the metal expands from the heat then the walls get polished and the ship gets sanded. As Bushy said, ready for painting.

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