Thursday, January 17, 2008

USS Alabama (BB-60)

January 18, 2008

USS Alabama (BB-60), Mobile
The ship was commissioned 16 August, 1942 and is 680 feet in length. She weighs 35,000 tons, but under battle conditions, weighed in at over 45,000 tons. She normally had a crew of 2500 men aboard. She earned 9 Battle Stars, and shot down 22 enemy airplanes during World War II.

A recipe for Beef Stew to serve 2500 hungry sailors.
(click on picture to enlarge and see quantities)

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