Hawaii (Pearl Harbor) Machine Shops

USS Missouri at Ford Island, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii

USS Missouri at Ford Island, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii

Had the opportunity to tour the USS Missouri located at Ford Island in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii and took some photographs of the ship’s Machine Shop area.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Missouri_(BB-63)

Lathe located in the USS Missouri Machine Shop area

Lathe located in the USS Missouri Machine Shop area

I don’t have a lot of room in my Workshop; therefore, attempt to build metalworking tools and place them as if they were located inside a ship to conserve what space I do have to work on metal items.

Machine Shop area in the USS Missouri

Machine Shop area in the USS Missouri

Touring the machine shops at Pearl Harbor gave me a few new ideas …

Additional Tools in the USS Missouri Machine Shop area

Additional Tools in the USS Missouri Machine Shop area

… But mostly made me appreciate the space I do have in my Workshop 🙂

Will do some research to find out what this is?

Will do some research to find out what this is?

Also toured the USS Bowfin Submarine located in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Bowfin_(SS-287)

USS Bowfin Submarine located at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii

USS Bowfin Submarine located at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii

Tucked away in an electrical/mechanical room is the Submarine’s Lathe …

USS Bowfin Lathe Area

USS Bowfin Lathe Area

Here are some additional photographs of the USS Bowfin’s Lathe area …

USS Bowfin Lathe-02

USS Bowfin Lathe-03

USS Bowfin Lathe-04

USS Bowfin Lathe-05

USS Bowfin Lathe-06

USS Bowfin Lathe-07

Makes one think of all the interesting & emergency parts that were made on this lathe over the life of this Submarine starting in WWII.

http://www.bowfin.org/submarine/uss-bowfin-history

USS Bowfin Lathe-08

USS Bowfin Lathe-09

USS Bowfin Lathe-10

USS Bowfin Lathe-11

USS Bowfin Lathe-12

They used their space well on these submarines!!

USS Bowfin Lathe-13

Work Bench and Vise on the USS Bowfin Submarine

Work Bench and Vise on the USS Bowfin Submarine

Also was able to view the Pacific Aviation Museum’s Restoration Shop …

Ford Island, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii

Ford Island, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii

http://www.pacificaviationmuseum.org/exhibits/restoration

Lt. Ted Shealy's Restoration Shop - Ford Island, Hawaii

Lt. Ted Shealy’s Restoration Shop – Ford Island, Hawaii

They were working on a few planes … Here are some photos of the shop …

Ford Island Shop-2

Ford Island Shop-3

Ford Island Shop-4

Ford Island Shop-5

Ford Island Shop-6

Later when visiting the Submarine Museum noticed a model of the USS Bowfin and the lathe was located just as it was on the real boat.

Great Modeling Detail work!!

Lathe location in the Model of the USS Bowfin

Lathe location in the Model of the USS Bowfin

Model of the USS Bowfin

Model of the USS Bowfin

WWII Torpedo Gauge Blocks

WWII Torpedo Gauge Blocks

Also was able to check out lots of other interesting items in Hawaii ..

Submarine View Under Ocean Hawaii

Submarine View Under Ocean Hawaii

Part of One of the Tours in Hawaii

Part of One of the Tours in Hawaii

— CHEERS  🙂

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2 responses to “Hawaii (Pearl Harbor) Machine Shops

  1. Cool to see someone has been the too, too bad I was so young and unappreciative of the machine shop and the significance of it uses while at sea. Amazing how powerful yet compact the little lathe on the USS Bowfin is, isn’t it? So stout and solid bout shorter than my flimsy little Atlas TH 54, LOL!

    I wasn’t too young to feel the depth of the history and sacrifice that so many men(and women too) paid on that horrible day. Growing up in Hawaii, many of my friends families were military and it was also required curriculum to know all about Pearl Harbor and December 7th, so it was a very heavy thing for a 5th grader to absorb, but I’m glad they taught us all of that, and even required us to return in 10th grade also, and do a report on a ship, a serviceman, and a situation, and how they all had an affect on the day’s events.

    Thanks for the stroll down memory lane…Aloha e’ a Hui Ho, Chuck Van Natta

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