So… my dad was in the Navy and I saw many great ships when I was younger. I still remember being overwhelmed at the sheer size of the ship when he shipped out. I know he was not on the USS Alabama because she was mothballed in 1947, then made her way back home to Alabama in 1965. I heard of the “Mighty A” some years ago and decided to put that on my ‘Bucket List’ of things I wanted to see. I want to feel like a 6-year-old again, and witness the majesty of such a historical ship that served her country so well.
The USS Alabama did serve her country very well! She was called the Lucky A because, during World War II, she lost no American lives aboard her due to enemy fire. She also became known as the “Mighty A”. She is the fifth newest battleship ever built, and no more battleships will ever be built.
The Submarine, USS Drum also can be seen at the park. It now sits on dry land, having been moved out of the water in 2002, one of the few submarines in the world displayed above ground. USS DRUM (SS-228) is the oldest American submarine on display in the world.
Imagine seeing a submarine in all it’s glory – above ground. My good friend, Marleen and I will on the first stop of our Granny’s Sail Away Adventure. There is going to be planes and many other military equipment at the park to check out. I will be able to tell you all about it because, the wonderful people of the USS Alabama have set it up for us to tour this historical place. I can’t wait to tell you all about it!
So you need to check out USS Alabama website and while you are at it give them a like on facebook, because that will give you a head-start on the Big Granny’s Sail Away Adventure Giveaway coming up after my trip. You can read what exciting things are planned by going HERE!