Memorial Day operations aboard the USS Kidd, DD-661

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N5IB on the flying bridge of the USS Kidd, with K-2 and POQET on the chart table and the American Queen sternwheeler in the background

This 5 inch gun, just below the operating position, fired a three-round  salute. The K-2's baptism of fire!

The K-2 (#1233) with external battery (7 A-hr) POQET Plus for logging, J-38 and paddle, and voltmeter

A pair of home-brewed solar panels (about 220 mA each) to keep the battery topped up.

The American Queen sailing away while her calliope toots  Anchors Aweigh.

American Queen sails downriver towards New Orleans, passing under the I-10 bridge.

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