Living History Cruise

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Joe
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Living History Cruise

Post by Joe » June 2nd, 2011, 10:26 am

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What better venue for a Navy shore patrol jeep than this!!! The John W. Brown, a 1942 troop & cargo Liberty Ship, is one of two that are still operational and used for living history cruises on the Chesapeake Bay sailing from the Port of Baltimore. Entertainment for the estimated 900 passengers aboard include live 1940's era music, Abbott & Costello, the U.S. Navy Historical Detachment (manning the guns for a historical flyover by vintage aircraft), President Franklin D. Roosevelt, General Douglas MacArthur, Rosie the Riveter and Homeland Civic Defense personnel. The ship's cargo hold comes complete with vintage military equipment (Dodge WC62 & two 155mm Howitzers...... all still owned by the Federal Government).

Several jeeps provide a fitting military escort for both the President and the General.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AXzehKxiGGo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R7x8_F43ybY

Cargo Hold Equipment - 40 ft. below upper deck

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For more information on the S.S. John W. Brown, here is their URL: http://www.liberty-ship.com/

Navy Shore Patrol Jeep

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Federal Model 66 Siren - 1949
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Re: Living History Cruise

Post by Mr. Recovery » June 2nd, 2011, 12:56 pm

SWEET! Thanks for posting this, I'll be checking it out next time I go back to Balto. :) Your A2 looks great!

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