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Kitsunelegend #1 Posted 19 March 2017 - 11:33 PM

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Been thinking of visiting the old gal in May or June depending on the weather, so was wondering if anyone who HAS been there already could give me some info on what to expect? Like interior sizes, stair steepness, accessibility ect. Mostly because I'm planning on taking my grandfather as well, who is really looking forward to visiting the ship, but I wanted to make sure he'll have an easier time getting around and stuff.

 

Mind you though, this 86 year old guy is in arguably better shape than I am atm...he swims, goes for walks daily, has fallen off a bike about 2 years ago and got up like nothing happened (aside from some minor scrapes from hitting tarmac) so being wheelchair accessible is not a worry lol 

 

I will be posting pictures though when I come back. So expect some awesome shots. :)


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RipNuN2 #2 Posted 19 March 2017 - 11:48 PM

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Cool, I've never been and will look forward to any pics you post. 

the_majestic_eagle #3 Posted 19 March 2017 - 11:55 PM

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I wouldn't mind having her in game tbh, I like the designs for the US's "great white fleet", old but stylish 

Kingfishercritic #4 Posted 20 March 2017 - 12:06 AM

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She is a beautiful vessel, and I've visited her many times. I highly reccomend the Independence Seaport Museum as a whole. Be sure to check out the submarine USS Becuna while you are there as well.

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Kitsunelegend #5 Posted 20 March 2017 - 12:12 AM

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View PostKingfishercritic, on 19 March 2017 - 08:06 PM, said:

She is a beautiful vessel, and I've visited her many times. I highly reccomend the Independence Seaport Museum as a whole. Be sure to check out the submarine USS Becuna while you are there as well.

 

I do plan on checking everything out while I'm there, including maybe even the USS new Jersey if I have time and weather permitting. :)

 

View Postthe_majestic_eagle, on 19 March 2017 - 07:55 PM, said:

I wouldn't mind having her in game tbh, I like the designs for the US's "great white fleet", old but stylish 

 

Aye, she'd be an instant buy for me as well =D

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BrushWolf #6 Posted 20 March 2017 - 01:02 AM

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If your grandfather doesn't have problems with ladders he should be fine since you say he is in great shape. Never been there, it is on my short list along with the Mikasa if I ever win the lottery, but warships all have rather claustrophobic interiors, they weren't luxury liners.

  

 

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