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A Photo Tour of the USS Bunker Hill (CG-52) Down at Piers 15-17

Friday, June 25th, 2010

As rumored, the USS Bunker Hill (CG-52) guided missile cruiser was open for tours yesterday at Piers 15-17 from 1:00 to 4:00 PM. Check some photos below and also some more here from Jonathan Koren.

Unlike the thousands of people at the Valrag down at Piers 30-32, the crowd at the Bunker Hill was manageable:

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Let’s start at the back, as the tours did. Countless Tomahawk missiles are down there, probs:

A five-inch gun, Harpoon missile launchers, and Old Glory - Gaia bless America:

Those petroleum mishaps clean up in a jiff with the Oil Spill Containment Kit:

When you got a Yingji-82 Eagle Strike or an Exocet Flying Fish coming your way, the Phalanx gatling gun is your last hope: 

The fix-it shop for twirlypoppers:

This giant bell sits amidships:

They turn it upside-down for baptisms, if you can read the etchings:

Now we’re at the bridge, where you can see the Financh and the Bay Bridge: 

The helm. Left and right are clearly marked – how convenient!

The view from the bridge overlooking the waterfront:

Now we’re at the bow, where you can pose with an AR-15:

This isn’t your grandfather’s cruiser. The way you can tell that is by the small bore size of this five-inch gun. Of course, this is a missile boat, primarily, not a gun boat:

And way up at the fron, the First Navy Jack: Don’t Tread On Me. It’s in vogue now, in this post-9/11 era.

All the deets, in English and Russian:

And There You Have It.

Internet Chatter Confirms Blog Rumor: USS Bunker Hill Tour Today from 1-4PM

Thursday, June 24th, 2010

Word on The Streets of San Francisco is that the U.S. Navy is, as of yesterday, planning to let regular people come aboard guided missile cruiser USS Bunker Hill (CG-52) today, Thursday, June 24th, 2010, from 1:00 to 4:00 PM at Piers 15-17.

That’s the updated rumor from the rumor from a couple days back. So, the Navy might do this. Maybe.

Keeping  a weather eye out for them terrorists 24/7 whilst docked at Pier 17:

Of course the swells, the People That Matter, have already taken the tour. See the portkey tents on the ship and at the end of the pier? That’s the route.

The Navy might make an announcement about this or they might not.

Anyway, we’ll see how it goes.

Rumour of the Day: USS Bunker Hill (CG-52) Will Offer Public Tours on June 24th at Pier 17

Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010

Now, I might be besmirching the stellar reputation of bone-stock WordPress blogs the world over, but Word on The Streets of San Francisco is that the U.S. Navy is, as of yesterday, not 100% opposed to letting regular people come aboard guided missile cruiser USS Bunker Hill (CG-52) this coming Thursday, June 24th, 2010.

Keeping  a weather eye out for them terrorists 24/7 whilst docked at Pier 17:

Of course the swells, the People That Matter, have already taken the tour. See the portkey tents on the ship and at the end of the pier? That’s the route.

The Navy might make an announcement about this or they might not.

Anyway, we’ll see how it goes.