Navel Ships in Charleston by Logan

On your way up the ICW we went to Charleston and we saw an aircraft carrier, a battle ship and a submarine.  We were able to go on them all.

The York Town aircraft carrier was sunk in 1942 in the Battle of Midway.  Later on they built another York Town.  The York Town CV-10 is 888 feet long.  It carried 90-100 aircraft, could travel at 33 knots, and could go 20,000 nautical miles at 15 knots.

My grandpa was in a the navy so he was able to tell me some good information about the aircraft carrier.  He worked on the airplanes.

York Town

USS York Town “The Fighting Lady”

 

This is the recipe for chocolate chip cookies they used on the ship.

This is the recipe for chocolate chip cookies they used on the ship.

This is how big the ship’s anchor locker is!

Anchor locker.

Anchor locker.

The destroyer we saw was named the USS Laffey.  The Laffey was hit by 5 kamikazes and 3 bombs but it stayed afloat.  When the Laffey came into port, the navy repaired her.  It was 376 feet long, could go 34 knots, and its range was 6,500 nautical miles at 15 knots.

laffey

 

Diagram of the hits the USS Laffey took.

Diagram of the hits the USS Laffey took.

The USS Clamagore submarine was a different kind of submarine.  It was run on diesel, not nuclear power. This submarine was not used in war because it was built too late and the war was already over.

USS Laffey

USS Laffey

torpedo

torpedo

Logan

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