This ship is not as glamorous as battle ships and cruisers, but what an honor to be able to wander around and learn a great deal of history. It was not made for battles but to carry cargo; so the reason it had guns on board was strictly for defense purposes. Nevertheless, this type of ship was just as important as submarines and destroyers. The day we were visiting, there were several volunteers willing to answer any questions we might have and they all seemed to be veterans who have served our country and are now so willing to protect the history. Very enjoyable experience. I would recommend bringing some water since it gets pretty hot in the cargo hold.
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