A Look Inside the USS Massachusetts

Battleship Cove, including the USS Joseph P. Kennedy DD-850, the Soviet missile corvette Hiddensee, the USS Lionfish SS-298 and the USS Massachusetts BB-59, below the Braga Memorial Bridge, Fall River, Mass. Photo/Wikimedia (2005)

SouthCoastToday.com writer Dan McDonald takes readers inside the battleship USS Massachusetts on a tour hosted by “living historian” George Devlin. The Massachusetts is berthed in Fall River, Massachusetts.

Here’s an excerpt:

George Devlin walks around the maze of steel that is the USS Massachusetts with an enthusiastic confidence.

He ducks underneath steel beams and low-lying doorways and scrambles down ladders. Everything is done quickly and decisively. He does not bump his head against anything, which is no small feat in the the World War II-era battleship. And he’s talking the whole time, explaining how the powder magazines were delivered from one part of the ship to another.

“It could take 12 to 20 guys for the whole process,” said Devlin. “They would put a different number of magazines in depending on how far or close the target was.”

Read the full article:

South Coast Today

Have you had the opportunity to visit Battleship Cove?

How did you like the experience? Please share your comments with us below.