“One of the objectives of the trip to Hawaii was to look at Pearl Harbor. Historical digression in his post, I will not do that, I think everyone knows what and when happened here. Ashamed of it or not, but I do not know what Pearl Harbor is located on the island of Oahu in the Hawaiian Ridge in the Pacific Ocean. I learned of this almost before the trip to Los Angeles, largely because of this, we flew here for a few days. “ (21 photos)
Pearl Harbor (Pearl Bay “) is located a few miles from Honolulu and is still serving the U.S. military base. Despite the seeming democracy (you can walk on a yacht () around aircraft carriers, etc.) are orders of serious, and they are explained in the form of information sheets as soon as they drive to the base.
In the tourist center of everything as usual for America pathetic. Three historic sites – a historical price “reads the title of this price list posted on the wall. There are three main attractions: submarine Bowfin “Battlestar Missouri and Pacific Aviation Museum. All of them can be visited for 37 bucks. We did not take a “set” because of the submarines and aviation museums we’re sick and have just the ticket to the Missouri.
Next starts interesting. Simply go to the Missouri or the aviation museum is impossible – they are in serving the military base. Just available only submarine. What happens next? You pass the security check and you load into the bus, which travels on a special movable bridge, a military base. Of course you can not shoot. Way by bus takes about 15 minutes until the bus rides, the driver of a microphone telling which is which.
First stop – the Missouri, the bus calls in a special enclosure, where tourists are unloaded, on bus rides to the aviation museum, then – back “to the citizen.” From the pier, where there is a “Missouri” overlooks the memorial, which was built on the battleship Arizona, one of the sunken during the bombing of December 7, 1941 U.S. Navy ships. Feeling here is not very pleasant, to say the least. The air is blowing some tension on the memorial to get on the boat – there, we refused to go immediately. But in this photograph is seen the bridge over which are imported and driven tourists from the military base.
To log on to Missouri to go through another security control. Such paranoia among Americans due to the fact that “Missouri” – a symbol of freedom, democracy and pride and to allow her to make at least some a little bit of sabotage is simply impossible. After all the formalities before the tourists to the famous “Wellcome!”.
Armoured cruiser “Missouri” was laid down 6 January 1941, launched on 29 January and adopted for the June 11, 1944. Displacement – 45,000 tons, and the team – 2.700 people. The thickness of armor at different places the ship – from about 30 to 50 cm All of this machine of doing up to 33 knots (60 km / h). It’s very, very high speed through the water. The ship is equipped with nine guns with projectile diameter 410 mm (6 in the nose, 3 on the stern).
This is the right board the ship, here April 11, 1945 kamikaze crashed the plane, started the fire, which spread to the military account number 3 with 130-mm guns. The fire was quickly extinguished and none of the ammunition did not explode.
September 2, 1945 at this point the Japanese signed the instrument of surrender, signed by were among the representatives of all the countries actively involved in the war. From the Soviet Union was a Lieutenant-General Kuzma Nikolaevich Derevianko.
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