America's most unique military attraction celebrating 50 years on beautiful Mobile Bay
USS ALABAMA Living History Crew bringing History to Life
Now hear this! The USS ALABAMA Living History Crew will be aboard ship on Saturday, August 13 and Sunday, August 14 for their quarterly Drill. The Living History Crew is made up of historical reenactors who demonstrate life aboard the USS ALABAMA during World War II.
Among the activities scheduled for the weekend will be a weapons briefing that will explain the types of weapons used aboard the Battleship. Guests will witness a general quarters rush to battle stations as “enemy” aircraft simulate an air attack at 1:00 p.m. by vintage airplanes, weather permitting. Sailors will man the guns and repel the assault. Among the weapons demonstrated will be the firing of the newly restored twin 40MM Bofor pompom guns mounted on the rear of the ship and the 20mm guns on the main deck. Damage Control teams will perform a fire suppression drill as Corpsmen evacuate “wounded” sailors. There will also be displays of memorabilia from WWII and antique military vehicles aboard ship.
While you are visiting the ship, be sure to stop by the Ward Room and visit with the Deep South Amateur Radio Club. These ham radio operators will be broadcasting live on Saturday and Sunday as part of Living History weekend. There call letters are KM4TRP. For more information on the Deep South Amateur Radio Club you can radio Tim Morgan at 146.940MHZ or call 633-2808.
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