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By Ivan Musicant

"In re-creating the day by day existence in a battleship at warfare, this masterful chronicle conjures up the smartness and mystique of 1 of the main eminent battleships that ever ruled battle at sea."

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These were held over a three-day period, and they went off with nary a hitch. Each 16-inch gun was fired three times with full charges at varying degrees of elevation. This was followed by each turret's firing a three-gun salvo, and finally, one last full nine-gun salvo. The hull A couple of light bulbs were stood up well to the tremendous shocks. Harvey Walsh found many of the tolerances too tight, but that would soon be rectified. At 1900, 11 September, she anchored in berth 21, Hampton Roads, in column astern of North Carolina and carrier Yorktown.

Managed to I the get Philadelphia, and did, after getting the bakery. was fully onto the squared away, was go The yardbirds pointed lit, kinds of train. got these kids off my hands, the my bunk the way, it was first thing down and visit night, but the ship with people working everywhere. In the bakery, couldn't believe what all boots I finally I saw. Everything was beautiful stainless new equipment: training situations. It was I steel, mixers, ovens, things I'd seen only in really a modern bakery; the Tennessee was antiquated by comparison.

That's how I remember my first foreign liberty. hit the Two days later she was back to sea, heading north for tactical Benson held Mast, one seasolitary on bread and water, with exercises off Rockland, Maine. " The lookouts picked up Monhegan light in late afternoon 29 September, Captain Benson took the conn, and by nightfall, Wash- was some excitement during the runs on 1 October, when destroyer Edison reported two sonar contacts. There were no American subs operating in the area, and the echoes could only have come from German U-boats.

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