USS Missouri BB-63
Panama Canal Transit
My nephew, Jimmy Lee Slover narrates this video, which we originally thought was taken around 1957-58, but a note from Herb Fahr, USS Missouri BB-63 Association made this correction: The ship was in moth balls at that time. Could have been 1954, the last time she went through the canal before decommissioning in 1955. Thanks, Herb.
Jimmy Lee transcoded the video from 8mm movies. He was a control room operator at the time, as was my brother, James, before him.
After viewing the video, take a minute to read "My Behind the Locks Panama Canal Inside Story" where I detail some little known facts about the Canal and its operation.
1 minutes 39 seconds
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