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Wow , her bow is riding really low in the water .
Looks like those three guys are literally swabbing the deck. First time I’ve ever seen this.
Thankfully was in drydock on Dec 7. Beautiful lady.
There is a band of material visible from amidships back that is perhaps separate from the main hull. Is this an anti-torpedo belt spaced out? I’m very curious. Have not noted anything like this. This shows it, too: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/17/USS_Pennsylvania_1925_SLV_Green.jpg I can’t see it well on this, looks to be a step that merges with the swell of the hull below the water line: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/70/USS_Pennsylvania_%28BB-38%29_drydocked_in_an_Advanced_Base_Sectional_Dock_at_the_Pacific_c1944.jpg
Very curious feature.
What was the purpose of the large clock-like apparatus prominently displayed about halfway up the superstructure? At first I thought it was a clock (which would admittedly be odd at that location), but the numbering isn’t right for that.