Friday, March 06, 2009

USS Missouri - Part 3

Here you will see several photos taken from assorted decks of the Missouri. As mentioned previously, the ship is 108 feet wide. "Why this width?", our tour guide, Marc, asked. The reason is that the Panama Canal can accommodate ships up to 110 feet wide, so this leaves one foot of clearance on either side but that's enough to get her through!

He also pointed out that the main deck is made of teak wood, not metal. This has much to do with keeping the lower decks below much cooler.

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