Mighty makeover - Hawaii News

Mighty makeover - Hawaii News

There are 11 comments on the Honolulu Star-Bulletin story from Oct 15, 2009, titled Mighty makeover - Hawaii News. In it, Honolulu Star-Bulletin reports that:

More than 100 Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard women and men pulled 20 mooring lines yesterday to guide the 887-foot-long battleship Missouri the last few yards into the Navy's premiere dry dock for a three-month, $18 million hull-to-mast makeover.

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Barbara Woerner

Kaneohe, HI

#1 Oct 15, 2009
I suppose that times can't be THAT bad if they have 18 million to do this. I think I'll go out and buy something...maybe a new Palace.
Joe Carr

Denver, CO

#2 Oct 15, 2009
Barbara...they raised the $18 million required for this overhaul through ticket purchases for their tour. I'm happy to say that I paid for mine on October 3rd of this year, while on a business trip to Honolulu for the Navy. Unfortunately, much of the ship was closed for pre-drydocking repairs, but it was still a great time. No federal funds, or state funds, for that matter, went into this overhaul.

Don't be so negative about this. She was the site of one of the most important events of the twentieth century, and she deserves to be preserved. Moreover, the Iowa class battleships, of which Missouri is a member, are on active standby, and can be activated whenever they are needed, such as they were in 1986. So while they are currently museum ships, they must be kept up for any future active duty.
Why Not

Honolulu, HI

#3 Oct 15, 2009
That's right Barbara, start treating yourself better. Don't hoard your cash in your box. Maybe you will learn that fun begins when you SPEND your money instead of counting it like Ebanezer Scrooge.

Yes, YOU too can contribute to the economy, even if your comments are devoid of simple appreciation for this historic Battleship, nor any respect for the Sailors and Marines who manned this Mighty Mo in the days of yore.

Upon this Battleship ENDED WWII.

This is United States history.

She used to launch rounds weighing as much as Volkswagons, 25 miles, thru the air, and hit within 50 yards of her target, wiping everything out within 500 yards, leaving huge, gaping holes like the one in your head out of which seeped your dripping sarcasm.

Hats off to our Pearl Harbor Shipyard for your service too. OUTSTANDING.
Chronic workers

Honolulu, HI

#4 Oct 15, 2009
With such a bad reputation of cost over-runs, bloated mid-management ship workers at Pearl Harbor, where even some Navy commanders would rather have their ships repaired elsewhere....I wouldn't be surprised if the Big Mo remains in dry dock for "additional funding" beyond the $18 million?
GO MO

Kailua, HI

#5 Oct 15, 2009
Hopefully the Pearl Harbor Shipyard won't screw this one up and the 6000+ government employees there can actually do somthng to get this ship up, running, and back to sea again. The Navy hasn't done anything since this ship was taken out of service. Time to bring it back to fight Somali pirates and da Taliban.
kalapaki

Kapaa, HI

#7 Oct 15, 2009
Don't you just hate Gregg Kakesako's latest attempt at politically correct Newspeak by saying "women and men" in his opening sentence, implying that as many women as men were working on this project. Dude, if you really want to be p.c., you should say "workers" as in "postal worker" as opposed to "mailman". Better yet, just say "men at work" and leave it at that. Women shouldn't be doing this kind of work anyway. Who's minding the kids and fixing dinner?
lukela

Lahaina, HI

#8 Oct 15, 2009
GO MO wrote:
Hopefully the Pearl Harbor Shipyard won't screw this one up and the 6000+ government employees there can actually do somthng to get this ship up, running, and back to sea again. The Navy hasn't done anything since this ship was taken out of service. Time to bring it back to fight Somali pirates and da Taliban.
Just in case it has escaped your attention, the ship is not there to get up, running and back to sea. It's a museum now (duh).
BTW, your naval expertise is really amazing,
Ponosize

Pearl City, HI

#9 Oct 15, 2009
THEY SHOULD USE THAT MONEY TOWARD CLEANING UP PEARL HARBOR SINCE IT'S ON THE USA'A TOP TEN SUPER TOXIC WASTE SITES THAT NEED TO BE CLEANED!
Federal Funds

Kaneohe, HI

#11 Oct 15, 2009
Joe Carr wrote:
Barbara...they raised the $18 million required for this overhaul through ticket purchases for their tour. I'm happy to say that I paid for mine on October 3rd of this year, while on a business trip to Honolulu for the Navy. Unfortunately, much of the ship was closed for pre-drydocking repairs, but it was still a great time. No federal funds, or state funds, for that matter, went into this overhaul.
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Most of the funds for this drydock are Federal funds. There have been multiple stories about this in the news. The nonprofit taking care of it deferred maintenance for too long and that means paying more to repair what wasn't maintained. There was almost a half of a million of state funds put into this as well.
GO MO

Kailua, HI

#12 Oct 16, 2009
lukela wrote:
<quoted text>
Just in case it has escaped your attention, the ship is not there to get up, running and back to sea. It's a museum now (duh).
BTW, your naval expertise is really amazing,
I see...
so $18 Million is going to be dumped and the ship still won't be able to start it's engines or go to sea?? That's even more amazing than my naval expertise.
Chic Sale

Carlsbad, CA

#13 Jan 11, 2010
The Navy "loaned" the ship.... did NOT donate it. The Navy retains ownership of all ships in the Historic Fleet except for those which were returned from foreign countries.

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