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
Neither of us have been on an Aircraft Carrier before… so lets have some fun!
A doolittle raid bomber hiding in the hanger!
Down into the ship!
The ship is divided out into 5 self guided tours, marked with signs and arrows
This gives us the freedom to do basically whatever we want!
Or… something like that.
These guys didn’t have it all bad… Not with cookies available.
It’s good to see everyone’s paying attention!
We found this guy in the brigg… maybe that’s what happens to people who fall asleep on the job. 🤨
Guess they forgot about him when they decommissioned the ship.
To The Flight Deck!
This Is Your Admiral Speaking…
Continuing to enjoy our freedom to explore, we explore!
In the hanger of the ship they offer food and snacks.
Word of advice… don’t get the hotdog.
The Kettle Corn is okay 🙂
Located beside the Yorktown is the USS Laffey, a World-War II destroyer nicknamed “The Ship That Would Not Die”.
The ship has a history of service in both Pacific and Europeans theaters.
Laffey service record includes artillery support for the D-Day invasion at Normandy, as well as the invasion of Okinawa in the Pacific.
Also on display and open for self guided tours is the submarine USS Clamagore.
Before we head out, here are a few photos we have from the ferry to Fort Sumter!