Patriot’s Point – Charleston, SC

On the Charleston Harbor, across from Charleston City, South Carolina is Patriot’s Point, a Naval & Maritime Museum.

Before heading out to Fort Sumter we have a few hours to kill, so let’s checkout the Yorktown, a flagship carrier in WW2!

The USS Yorktown

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Neither of us have been on an Aircraft Carrier before… so lets have some fun!

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A doolittle raid bomber hiding in the hanger!

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Down into the ship!

The ship is divided out into 5 self guided tours, marked with signs and arrows

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This gives us the freedom to do basically whatever we want!

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Or… something like that.

Kitchen?

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Nope!
Cookie factory!

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These guys didn’t have it all bad… Not with cookies available.

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Date tested…

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It’s good to see everyone’s paying attention!

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We found this guy in the brigg… maybe that’s what happens to people who fall asleep on the job. 🤨

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Guess they forgot about him when they decommissioned the ship.

To The Flight Deck!

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This Is Your Admiral Speaking…

Continuing to enjoy our freedom to explore, we explore!

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In the hanger of the ship they offer food and snacks.
Word of advice… don’t get the hotdog.
The Kettle Corn is okay 🙂

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USS Laffey

Located beside the Yorktown is the USS Laffey, a World-War II destroyer nicknamed “The Ship That Would Not Die”.

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The ship has a history of service in both Pacific and Europeans theaters.

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Laffey service record includes artillery support for the D-Day invasion at Normandy, as well as the invasion of Okinawa in the Pacific.

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USS Clamagore

Also on display and open for self guided tours is the submarine USS Clamagore.

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Departing Shots

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Before we head out, here are a few photos we have from the ferry to Fort Sumter!

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