USS Russell (DDG-59) Ship Tour

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I was supposed to post this earlier than planned, but due to unforeseen circumstances I was a bit on a semi hiatus mode :), anyways I can consider this post as one of my favorite events so far. Since the opportunity to aboard a US Navy Destroyer Ship is rare (except when I will join the US Navy 😀 ).

It all started in a three day event which the Americans visited Cebu for the “America in 3D” held at SM City Cebu, and our company (in which I am currently working) is one of the sponsors. And the company selected(raffled) 15 lucky employees in which I didn’t expect to be one of the lucky ones selected :D.

I always wanted to ride a battle ship seeing from those war movies and stuff and the cool weaponry and advance marine technology, so this is like a once in a lifetime chance to aboard such ship and able to experience the battle Navy like environment. 🙂

Right away I prepared my stuff for the tour(I arrived first in the meeting place 😀 ) and my new weapon of choice XD (you guess what?) 😀

Warning: Pic Flooding 😀

USS Russell Navy Destroyer

Water Taxi we rode to the USS Russell
Ship Bridge Controls
Ship radars capable of detecting enemies from afar
Front View with the 5 inch Canon (yes 5 inch canon they say 😀 )
Ship Bridge Controls
Ship Top view with the Water Taxi

It was a very fun and memorable experience indeed, wish I could stay longer but in spite of the hot and humid weather we are still able to enjoy the tour. 😀

29 Comments on USS Russell (DDG-59) Ship Tour

  1. Oh my gosh. That’s so awesome! I haven’t seen a real thing as well and I wish to do so! But damn, we can’t really just pay for it to be able to have a view of it. It isn’t like what is being done in an amusement park or museum. You’re so lukly!!

  2. I don’t ever plan to join the navy so any opportunity to board a navy ship is even more rare for me. 🙂 Those pictures are lovely, hopefully you get this same opportunity once again.

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