Empress of the Seas to Bermuda, May 26, 2007
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+ Departing Norfolk
+ Sailing by the Norfolk Navy Base
- USS Wisconsin
+ Around the Empress
+ Empress at Dusk
+ Azamara Journey
+ Model of the Grandeur of the Seas
+ Show Time
Built during World War II, this is the last of the final four US Battleships ever commissioned. She is now part of the naval museum and open for external tours.
USS Wisconsin, seen from the Empress of the Seas
Fantail of the USS Wisconsin
Rear 16" gun turret
Superstructure, including the Armored Box Launchers for the Tomahawk Cruise Missiles, fire control radar, and 5" gun turrets.
16" gun turret number 2, from the gangplank. Bridge to the left.
View down the starboard side, from the gangplank.
View forward, from underneath 16" gun turret number 1. Lookout Norfolk!
Bridge and masts from the port side, looking aft.
Tomahawk Armored Box Launcher on upper deck.
Heliport on the fantail.
16" gun turret number 3, aft.
Empress of the Seas to the left, USS Wisconsin to the right, from the gangplank.
The bow is 13 feet out of the water... I think they've unloaded a lot of stuff!
Bow of USS Wisconsin peeks out from behind the Naval Museum.
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