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  • Michigan_Guy
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    I can't imagine they'd still be running on generators. You'd think they'd have hooked up to shore power long ago. Could you imagine how much fuel it would take just to run the basics?

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  • Pacfanweb
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    Well, I'd be inclined to just take what Rusty says as the gospel.

    I did some searching on this, and found these mentions about the shore power subject. They are not definitive, so make of them what you will.

    Article from this past August

    The ship has faced several challenges, including getting utilities and shoreside power set up. But there are now restrooms on board (as well as dockside) and shoreside power — which will make it possible to run fans and air-conditioning units on board — is expected to be in place early next year.
    And from the Battleship's own blog, also in August of this year:

    Mike Getscher has been working with an electrical engineer on our modified shore power drawings. We have received assistance from engineers, manufacturers, and our friends at the ECA in getting this work completed. A special ‘thank you’ to all of the folks that are helping move this project forward, especially the Port of Los Angeles.

    So these seem to indicate that it's possible the ship is still running on generators? If so...damn, for 2 years? Not the ship's generators...right? External ones? Maybe rentals?

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  • GrayGhost1975
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    Google Maps unfortunately doesn't have the option of "16 inch shell flight"!

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  • SlaterDoc
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    Small correction made :whome:

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    Dear NSA, what Gray said!

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  • tbm3fan
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    Originally posted by Battleship IOWA View Post
    What most people don't know is we operate under an abatement order from AQMD and without shore power we could get shut down for excessive carbon emissions in the L.A. Harbor.
    That was what I had on my mind when Jim told me that. LA Harbor Authority had to be the same as the Port of Oakland in cracking down on any and all diesel emissions.

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  • GrayGhost1975
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    Yep! Load a few HC rounds and fire away!

    (Dear NSA, We are all joking!!!)

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  • Battleship IOWA
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    Originally posted by SlaterDoc View Post
    excessive carbon emissions???
    Sounds like it is time to load up some powder bags into those breaches and send some smoke and noise up their proverbial.......(what would the Cap'n call it?)..... probably something like "their aft crevices"!
    Funny you mention that because I am told that the #3 turret facing almost due North could reach L.A. city hall.

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  • SlaterDoc
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    excessive carbon emissions???
    Sounds like it is time to load up some powder bags into those breaches and send some smoke and noise up their proverbial.......(what would the Cap'n call it?)..... probably something like "their aft crevices"!

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  • Battleship IOWA
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    What most people don't know is we operate under an abatement order from AQMD and without shore power we could get shut down for excessive carbon emissions in the L.A. Harbor.

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  • RustyBattleship
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    Originally posted by 85 gt kid View Post
    ??? Read the above post by Rusty.
    Well, since i'm a glorified sledge hammer mechanic rather than a sparktrician, seeing all those shore power lines hooked into their sockets made me think the switches were on. Funny thing it, I had my son-in-law look things all over before the cables were strung since he works for the DWP and is often in San Pedro on one of their jobs. I got him signed up as a volunteer, but work and family (married to my hyper-active daughter and has sired us FOUR grandchildren) doesn't give him much time to spend aboard the ship.

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  • GrayGhost1975
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    I was thinking the same thing!

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  • 85 gt kid
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    Originally posted by Battleship IOWA View Post
    Jim is right we have never had shore power and have only run on generators. Just last week our COO got our shore power plans approved by the port. The port estimated it would cost $500,000 to hook us up our COO, with a lot of in kind donations got the price down to $185,000. Craig Johnson
    ??? Read the above post by Rusty.

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  • Battleship IOWA
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    Originally posted by tbm3fan View Post
    Well then we need to update a person. I was on the hanger deck getting OSHA training in operating the boom lift. After I finished a fellow walked up to me, definitely ex-Navy, and introduced himself as the technical guy behind our and your flight simulators. He was out from Pensacola fixing ours and we started talking. That's where he related to me that you were operating on generator power and not shore power. First name. Jim.
    Jim is right we have never had shore power and have only run on generators. Just last week our COO got our shore power plans approved by the port. The port estimated it would cost $500,000 to hook us up our COO, with a lot of in kind donations got the price down to $185,000. Craig Johnson

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  • RustyBattleship
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    Originally posted by tbm3fan View Post
    Well then we need to update a person. I was on the hanger deck getting OSHA training in operating the boom lift. After I finished a fellow walked up to me, definitely ex-Navy, and introduced himself as the technical guy behind our and your flight simulators. He was out from Pensacola fixing ours and we started talking. That's where he related to me that you were operating on generator power and not shore power. First name. Jim.
    Getting shore power hooked up was one of our first priorities. Also getting fresh water supply in from the pier. Should there be a local power outage, just switching over a couple of valves will deliver cooling water to our emergency diesel generator down below (WAY down below). With the fresh water supply (that also serves the heads, chief's galley & officer's galley) we do not have to have a diver cut open the intake and discharge piping in the bottom of the hull for seawater cooling.

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  • tbm3fan
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    Well then we need to update a person. I was on the hanger deck getting OSHA training in operating the boom lift. After I finished a fellow walked up to me, definitely ex-Navy, and introduced himself as the technical guy behind our and your flight simulators. He was out from Pensacola fixing ours and we started talking. That's where he related to me that you were operating on generator power and not shore power. First name. Jim.

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