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CANCELED: Hidden Battleship
November 21 @ 11:30 am - 5:00 pm$50
UPDATE: The Battleship is open to the public, but new procedures in place to help ensure the safety of staff and visitors prevent us from holding events. We are disappointed to have to skip our programs, but are happy to welcome visitors for self-guided tours of the Ship.
For the explorer at heart, bring a friend and join us for a unique, behind-the-scenes tour of unrestored areas of the Battleship. The four-hour tour consists of small groups with guides. Guests explore the bow (officers’ country, boatswain locker, and descend to the bottom of the ship), third deck (Radio II, brig, after gyro, storage rooms, ammunition handling, Engineer’s office), Engine room #1, superstructure (Captain’s cabin, armored conning tower, maintenance shops), reefer, aft diesel, and climb inside the fire control tower to the top of the ship. The Azalea Coast Radio Club will be in Radio II to explain their work on the ship’s radio transmitters. It’s the tour that brings out the “Indiana Jones” in all of us, without the snakes!
The program is for adults only (ages 16 and up) and limited to 40 participants. It is not appropriate for those who have difficulty climbing narrow ladders or over knee-high hatches. Wear warm, comfortable, washable clothing and sturdy, rubber-soled shoes, and bring a camera!
Registration and payment are due Thursday before the event to Shelly Robinson, but keep in mind that because of the limit of 50 participants, Hidden Battleship sells out early. (Discounted rate of $45 available for Friends members or active military.)