In August 1988 I was stationed on board USS Wisconsin, BB-64, an Iowa class battleship. We went into dry dock in the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard to get the hull repainted.
While in dry dock, we got the chance to go down into the dock and tour the underside of the ship. Not something many people can say that I can is that I have stood under the keel of the USS Wisconsin and touched the very underside of the ship, and I was not diving under the ship. It was an amazing experience seeing that massive ship on blocks, out of the water. It was even bigger than I thought.
Anyway, I thought you guys might like to see a picture taken by a friend with my camera of myself and a few other guys standing at the bow down in the dry dock. It brings home the amazing size of the ship.
I have lots more pictures if anyone would like to see them. The Wisconsin was by far my favorite ship that I served on during my Navy career.