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Pigeon_of_War    1,798

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Hey Captains!

 

Did you know Wargaming has partnerships with certain museums across the world? In case you didn't know, well, you do!

If you and/or you family and friends are in the are and plan to visit one, I want you to let not only me, but the community know! I may do this every so often , but let's have a very simple scavenger hunt to see if visit these museums in the next week or so. 

The two on the List this Time are:

USS Intrepid  in New York City, New York

https://www.intrepidmuseum.org/

 and

USS Yorktown  in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina 

https://www.ussyorktown.org/

 

Simple Rules and Simple prizes:

           - Post at-least two pictures to this thread, showing you visited there between now and January 15th, 2018.

           - Pictures must be of your ticket(s), front and back

           -Tell us about your experience! 

Number of Entries: In this time frame, UNLIMITED! You read that right, just simply posting the pictures and telling the community about the museum in the specified time frame gets you some prizes, which are....

Prizes:

        - Enterprise and Port Slot

        - Saipan and Port Slot

        - Texas and Port Slot

        - Arizona and Port slot 

       - Oh, and some Italian ship not out yet....something about pasta and guns...camo...I'll include a port slot with it as well.

Deadline:

    -January 15th, 2018 at 1800PST

Special incentive....first two people to meet the requirement get the above AND a Coo of Boom Flag for helping the community remember some veteran vessels and showing your support to our partner museums. 

 

Safe Travels to those going! 

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Lionel92    258

Well can someone buy me a ticket to the US ? :Smile_hiding:

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SireneRacker    1,471

*checks the map*

Just 6200 km between me and those pictures :Smile_amazed:

 

Well, next time maybe, but I think I‘ll have to pass this time

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Pigeon_of_War    1,798
Just now, EpicNerd7 said:

I do not condone saipan being given as a prize.

Oh...but I do...

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Zakuul    2,240

inb4 it's the Duca Delgi Abruzzi lul

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Just now, Pigeon_of_War said:

Oh...but I do...

Inb4 Pidgeon is waiting gleefully with his "in testing" T6, 7, and 8 USN CL

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Goose21891    1,065

I don't think WGNA existed when I last went to Patriot's Point 15ish years ago.

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Sirus_Patton    1,449

I'll trade a plane ticket, food, and housing for as many pictures of any of the above ships as you'd like.  Closest ship to me is the USS Cairo (an old Ironclad Gunboat), and she's about 6-7 hours of driving away.

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RedSeaBear    2,296

I was at the USS Yorktown, even though It was back in June I want to share my experience at this awesome floating Museum. So if you're interested in what I saw click on the spoiler. 

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My Ticket, which I'm surprised I still have. 

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If you have never been near a CV you just don't know how massive these ships are. I got a bounce with this cannon shot. 

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Not only can you explore the Carrier but they have a Destroyer near by as well. USS Laffey is also worth checking out but more on her in a moment.

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From the Flight Deck, 

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Looking out from the Bridge, 

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There are food services on board the CV if you get hungry climbing through this ship, but my order took forever to fill. 

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What the inside of Damage Control Party looks like.

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Guessing this is the penalty box, cause there was a pink player in there, 

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A Quad 40mm Bofors, these things are big.

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The Hanger deck is packed with historical aircraft, 

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The museum inside the museum, I spent way to much time looking at all the ship models they had under glass. 

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Lots of memorabilia.  

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The Mighty Atlanta 

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Theme song faintly playing somewhere,

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Enemy Carrier spotted, 

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Random sailor humor 

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You have to watch out for those random torpedoes,

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From Massive Capital ship to Tin Can Warrior, USS Laffey. 

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This is a twin 127mm gun mount, 

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This is the same 127mm gun mount after a Kamikaze pilot hit it. 

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From the bow looking toward the bridge 

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The working end of the 127mm gun and no the button does not fire the gun. Mildly disappointed but than Fort Sumter  was down range and its seen enough cannon shells already. 

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The Shell hoist, 

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If you made it this far through my vacation slide show than thank you for your time. 

I really enjoyed my time at Patriots Point. The staff was very friendly. Its easy to find and get to. I would recommend planning your visit as early as you can as the parking lot fills up fast on a weekend. Getting there early also has another benefit, the flight deck and upper portions of the carrier are still relatively cool. As the day goes on it gets very warm up there. One added gem, if you're lucky, is there are several veterans who served on these ships who regularly visit and talk to guest. While visiting the floating pieces of history was amazing, getting to listen to the men who served on these ships share what they went through was very humbling to say the least. 

The Charleston SC area is just packed with history and well worth the visit. You can travel through multiple eras of US History. From Fort Moultrie which repealed the British Fleet during the Revolutionary War, Plantations and Civil war fortifications to ships of War World 2.  

 

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Crokodone    38
22 minutes ago, Pigeon_of_War said:

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Hey Captains!

 

Did you know Wargaming has partnerships with certain museums across the world? In case you didn't know, well, you do!

If you and/or you family and friends are in the are and plan to visit one, I want you to let not only me, but the community know! I may do this every so often , but let's have a very simple scavenger hunt to see if visit these museums in the next week or so. 

The two on the List this Time are:

USS Intrepid  in New York City, New York

https://www.intrepidmuseum.org/

 and

USS Yorktown  in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina 

https://www.ussyorktown.org/

 

Simple Rules and Simple prizes:

           - Post at-least two pictures to this thread, showing you visited there between now and January 15th, 2018.

           - Pictures must be of your ticket(s), front and back

           -Tell us about your experience! 

Number of Entries: In this time frame, UNLIMITED! You read that right, just simply posting the pictures and telling the community about the museum in the specified time frame gets you some prizes, which are....

Prizes:

        - Enterprise and Port Slot

        - Saipan and Port Slot

        - Texas and Port Slot

        - Arizona and Port slot 

       - Oh, and some Italian ship not out yet....something about pasta and guns...camo...I'll include a port slot with it as well.

Deadline:

    -January 15th, 2018 at 1800PST

Special incentive....first two people to meet he requirement get the above AND a Coo of Boom Flag for helping the community remember some veteran vessels and showing your support to our partner museums. 

 

Safe Travels to those going! 

Do we get to choose which prize our they are dispensed by lottery?

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Pigeon_of_War    1,798
Just now, Crokodone said:

Do we get to choose which prize our they are dispensed by lottery?

It's all of the above.

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DJ_PON3_ZaNe    84

I currently living on Canada which is the closest one to NY though buying a plane ticket to NYC costs in around 600 bucks and if taken by road it would take 17 hours to go there so...
Yeah... Definitely not worth the prize (for me) lol

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Crokodone    38
19 minutes ago, Pigeon_of_War said:

It's all of the above.

Onion DIP! Hope the forum can upload pictures from my phone. Last time I tried I got a message the file was too large. I'm going yo hive this a go. I been using my Atlanta as a CV trainer for some time; time to give that ship a break...

This is a very generous contest. Thank you Pigeon, and thanks WG for allowing pigeon to pull it off.

 

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Thanks for the contest Pigeon! 

For me its one of those that I cant participate in.

 

Good luck to those who submit a picture

 

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That moment when you're landlocked in the depths of Utah and there's no ships to visit (contest or no).  I'm in museum ship withdrawl.

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Chobittsu    1,997

You guys pairing up with the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum anytime soon?

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bassmasta76    166

I hope New York and Mount Pleasant, SC are sufficiently dug out from their blizzard to allow enough people to enter. 

Good luck fellow captains!

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Herr_Reitz    1,347
1 hour ago, AyanoMidori said:

I live on a different continent in a different hemisphere.

You can play. 

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BrushWolf    1,469

Checks the balance in my checkbook. Nope, not going to happen unless I hit the lottery big. :Smile_sad:

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Pigeon_of_War    1,798
1 hour ago, Chobittsu said:

You guys pairing up with the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum anytime soon?

No time soon

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