Bright Brass and Other Shiny Things

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One of the nice things aboard the U.S.S. The Sullivans and the U.S.S. Little Rock were the bright brass work all over.  There were plaques, brass name plated, switch plates and wonderful polished things everywhere. I can only imagine the countless hours the sailors had to spend to get these things so shiny.  All at the Buffalo and Erie County Naval and Military Museum.

ISO 2000, F/4, 1/30 sec, 65 mm Lens

ISO 2000, F/4, 1/30 sec, 65 mm Lens

This plaque was near the transmission/ reduction gears off of the main steam engines:

ISO 2000, F/, 1/30 sec, 105 mm Lens

ISO 2000, F/, 1/30 sec, 105 mm Lens

Bonus photo of the U.S.S. Little Rock at sea from a plane back in the day:

ISO 2000, F/4, 1/125 sec, 105 mm Lens

ISO 2000, F/4, 1/125 sec, 105 mm Lens

 

U.S.S. The Sullivans at the Buffalo Naval Park

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Here we see the U.S.S. The Sullivans at the Buffalo and Erie County Naval and Military Park. She rests at her berth and lets thousands of people tour her every year.  The ship was the second renamed for the group of the 5 Sullivan brothers all lost in WWII.  For more on it see: The Sullivans

ISO 250, F/11, 1/250 sec, 24 mm Lens

ISO 250, F/11, 1/250 sec, 24 mm Lens

United States Flag on the U.S.S. Little Rock

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This flag seemed different on the U.S.S. Little Rock at the Buffalo and Erie County Naval and Military Museum.  It had only 48 stars! When did that happen? 1912- 1959.

See the link: American Flags: American Flags

ISO 2000, F/4, 1/45 sec, 50 mm Lens

ISO 2000, F/4, 1/45 sec, 50 mm Lens

Bunk Rooms on the U.S.S. Sullivans and U.S.S. Little Rock

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At the Buffalo and Erie County Naval and Military Park the U.S.S. Sullivans and U.S.S. Little Rock ships had to have room for hundreds of sailors to sleep.  They naval personnel slept in these clever and tightly packed bunks with some being stacked in 3 layers and some four even.

Click images to see a larger version:

ISO 2000, F/4.5, 1/45 sec, 24 mm Lens

ISO 2000, F/4.5, 1/45 sec, 24 mm Lens

ISO 2000, F/4, 1/30 sec, 24 mm Lens

ISO 2000, F/4, 1/30 sec, 24 mm Lens

This berth area was on the U.S.S. Sullivans.  Note the lockers below the beds.

ISO 2000, F/4.5, 1/45 sec, 24 mm Lens

ISO 2000, F/4.5, 1/45 sec, 24 mm Lens

 

 

Time Out in the Briefing Room

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This ship the U.S.S. Little Rock has been inactive for 40-50 years here and yet this briefing room looks like people just stepped away from their desks.  Can you imagine all the drama and discussions that took place here?  The Buffalo and Erie County Naval and Military Park

ISO 2000, F/4, 1/30 sec, 24 mm Lens

ISO 2000, F/4, 1/30 sec, 24 mm Lens

Submarine at the Buffalo Naval Park

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One of the boats at the Buffalo and Erie County naval and Military Park is the USS Croaker.  This is a beautiful submarine from the WWII about 1943.  She is totally open and you can walk through all of her seeing the many small rooms and torpedoes.

F/11, ISO 400, 1/500 sec, 80 mm Lens

F/11, ISO 400, 1/500 sec, 80 mm Lens

The ramp down to the submarine is from the U.S.S. Little Rock of course.  Here is a view from the deck which is open so water can run straight through:

F/13, 1/350 sec, ISO 320, 24 mm Lens

F/13, 1/350 sec, ISO 320, 24 mm Lens

The bow end of the submarine:

ISO 320, F/11, 1/350 sec, 45 mm Lens

ISO 320, F/11, 1/350 sec, 45 mm Lens

 

View Up the Missile Alley on the U.S.S. Little Rock

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At the Buffalo and Erie County Naval and Military Park we continue to explore the U.S.S. Little Rock.  To supply the fancy missile launcher, they have tracks on each side of the ship to quickly deliver new missiles up the the launcher.  Here we are looking right down the track at a missile coming at us at the end.  It looks like they could store 60-70 missiles at least in the hold racks there.

ISO 2000, F/4.5, 1/45 sec, 24 mm Lens

ISO 2000, F/4.5, 1/45 sec, 24 mm Lens

Missiles Ready on the USS Little Rock

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We are over at the Buffalo and Erie County Naval and Military Park and went on board the USS Little Rock.  This is a missile carrying ship with an impressive arsenal of missiles ready.  These two are ready to go in the stitched panorama of 4 photographs.

View big to see please:

F/19, ISO 320, 1/320 sec, 24 mm Lens

F/19, ISO 320, 1/320 sec, 24 mm Lens

View from the rear:

ISO 100, F/9, 1/400 sec, 24 mm Lens

ISO 100, F/9, 1/400 sec, 24 mm Lens

 

Memorial at the Buffalo & Erie County Naval and Military Park

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It is Spring in New York State and some of the snow is actually melted. We decided to go visit the Buffalo and Erie County Naval and Military Park and check out the ships and military historical artifacts.

Here is the memorial outside to the Hispanic American Veterans.

ISO 100, F/9, 1/100 sec, 32 mm Lens

ISO 100, F/9, 1/100 sec, 32 mm Lens

Coast Guard Station Across the Genesee River

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Out near the Charlotte Pier, across the Genesee River you can see the nice old building converted to the Coast Guard Station for both Lake Ontario and Genesee River safely.

F/8, ISO 320, 1/500 sec, 105 mm Lens

F/8, ISO 320, 1/500 sec, 105 mm Lens

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