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Sunday, April 24, 2011

Hi-tech, at sea

Amid all the super scientific stuff aboard the USS Abe Lincoln, I found two impressive tools.
Look at that wonderful old-fashioned wrench!
And in the welding shop...an anvil! Somethings just don't go out of style, or need.

The welding shop "nerve center."
Hawsers ready to be shot ashore to moor The Abe at Everett.
But, high tech abounds. Here are views of the medical department:
Operating room and equipment

Examination and treatment room

X-Ray--which are then zapped to Bethesda Naval Hospital in Maryland to be read.
"Sick bay"--not shown, the three bed ICU.

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