While vacationing in Arkansas last September, I toured the Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum, located in North Little Rock on the Arkansas River. The centerpiece of the museum is the USS Razorback, a WW2 submarine that served until the 1970s, then went on to serve for 30 years in the Turkish Navy as the Muratreis, making her one of the longest continuously operational subs in history. The best part was, when the staff found out I was a former sub sailor, they waived my admission, and allowed me to go in places that were normally off limits to tourists, including the conning tower and bridge. You can see my photoset here.
Here's a picture of me (not in the set) up on the bridge:
Robert Schoneman, NWS Team
“Everyone is more or less mad on one point.” ~Rudyard Kipling
There are two kinds of ships: Submarines and targets.