Sunday, May 15, 2011

Doors Open Hamilton

May 8th 2011 was doors open Hamilton I drove down to Hamilton with my 2 past roomies. This year we decided to check out the HMCS Haida (a destroyer in our own backyard and I never knew about it even though I lived so close to it while I was in Hamilton)

 

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The Ancaster town hall (it is tiny)

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And the main event the Warship

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The parents where no where to be found…. Smile

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Old torpedo launch tubes (I earlier generations fired directly from deck as opposed to our modern closer to sea level versions)

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Apparently part of the mechanism still was functional you can rotate the turret! (Lucky for me the crowed distracted the staff long enough for the test).

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There’s apparently lots of things to hit your head on always. (People where shorter back then).

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You can’t really see it but it says meat locker.

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Crews would apparently put meat here to thaw. I guess it also gave everything an ocean salty taste.

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Space it always a luxury on ships.

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That goes for the washrooms too.

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You know what they say they don’t put up signs unless it became a problem.

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The Radio Room

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Look closely…. Are you looking?…. Yes that’s an iPhone.

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There were no permanent beds on board if you wanted to get some shut eye you strung one of these up.

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No longer working… Most likely the last time that power was given to the ship.

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Here Maddy demonstrates the ammunition loader.

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Her Majesty’s Flag

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Here Maddy demonstrates the tight corridors and how she can only stand up in one special spot. I’m assuming that sign she’s giving says “Hey I found a spot where I can stand up”.

(or something like that).

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According to the signs the catwalk were put in after to help with safety… Did they just jump before?

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Anyone that has played video games this should be a familiar sight.

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Chicks with guns! Smile

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Very Canadian I’m debating if they installed this after the ship was dry docked.

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Here’s a top down view of the torpedo launcher I was trying to activate earlier.

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The bridge

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I believe these are the secondary ship to ship guns. Apparently American made and like everything American everything was big.

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If you slip it’s actually a pretty far drop.

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I don’t know what this is, it’s not a garden hose or some abstract art piece.

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You know how you know it’s Hamilton? Smoke top right corner.

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2 Cameras different white balance.

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I dunno what this one’s about.

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This was taken by an iPhone note the blurry cam.

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Crazy Antenna Array.

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