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Old 12-03-2015, 13:43
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Emason,
is Dahlgren, open to the public, or no? I would like to go the next time were down there? She's a cool ship!
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The mighty beast is wounded, a Swordfish torpedoed the steering gear, with rudder's jammed..is his Achilles Heel with... K.G.5 and Rodney closing in for the kill". From "You Must Sink The Bismarck" on youtube..
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Old 12-03-2015, 16:04
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Hello Nikki,
Have a look at this Dahlgren visitor guide web page - it give directions and telephone numbers, but not visiting times.

http://www.navsea.navy.mil/nswc/dahl...tor_guide.aspx
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Bill,
I would love to go, I"m trying to get a list for the next trap to VA! this is on the top of the list!
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