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Re: Update on USS Alabama teak decking possible availability
I have a teak piece from the North Carolina when it was re-decked. Depending on the size and cost, I'd be interested in one from the Alabama. BTW I visited Alabama when in High School, and my 50th reunion is coming up - tells you how long ago that was.
I have reached out to several individuals re the possibility of acquiring some of the original teak decking that rode with the USS Alabama from her commissioning until now... with the British Home Fleet in '42-'43, and the Pacific Fleet in ''44-'45. I've been met with crickets. However, I am not losing hope in light of some comments made by a local news outlet today (see link). I'll stay abreast of this and will fill in fellow boardies as updates become available. I'm committed to snagging some of the decking for interested collectors! https://www.wkrg.com/mobile-county/uss-alabama-getting-new-deck-for-the-first-time-since-wwii/