On the trip from Florida to Texas, we went through “L A” and “L A.” Specifically, La (Louisiana) and L A (Lower Alabama). In L A, we stopped in Mobile to see the battleship USS Alabama at the USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park. Siri directed us to the correct location even though she thought the USS Alabama was a “battle sheep.” That must be the sheep that fights the wolves. So, first, a gallery from the Alabama, then from the adjacent submarine. Coming up in the next post, an engineer’s perspective on both.
For more about “Rapid Robert,” see Wikipedia’s Bob Feller.
USA submarines during World War 2 were named for fish. The USS Drum is a fish out of water: