Exhibits

The Long-Range Shipbuilding Program of the U.S. Maritime Commission

360-degree view of 18 ship models that represent the progress of the U.S. Maritime Commission’s Long-Range Shipbuilding Program.

Virtual Tours

  • USNS Comet
    Comet is considered to be the first purpose-built ocean-going Roll-on/Roll-off vessel.  This panoramic virtual tour takes you inside of both the cargo and crew spaces on the former “Mother of All Ro-Ros”
  • GTS Admiral William M. Callaghan
    Still an active part of the Ready Reserve Force, GTS Admiral William M. Callaghan is an early Roll-on/Roll-off vessel, and is the first gas turbine-driven vessel built by the U.S. Navy.  This panoramic virtual tour takes you inside of the vessel’s engine room, including a detailed look at the port side engine, General Electric LM2500 serial number 456-001.

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USNS Callaghan

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Bridge of the Admiral W.M. Callaghan. Initial view looking forward.

 

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USNS Callaghan

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Forward end of upper flat of engine room (port side). Initial view looking at port reduction gear. Panning to the right directly behind the reduction gear is the port engine compartment.

 

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USNS Callaghan

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Forward end of lower flat of engine room (starboard side). Initial view of the starboard gear box. Panning to the left on the upper flat is a Meco freshwater generator and the ship’s hot water heater.

 

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USNS Callaghan

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Forward end of lower flat of engine room. Initial view looking forward at the starboard reduction gear. Panning right the port reduction gear can be seen.

 

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USNS Callaghan

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Lower flat of engine room. Initial view looking aft.

 

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USNS Callaghan

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Aft end of lower flat of engine room. Initial view looking forward.

 

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USNS Callaghan

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Interior view of the port engine intake compartment. This space is adjacent to the aft end of the engine compartment. Initial view is looking forward into the engine intake. The screened wall prevents debris from being ingested into the turbine blades.

 

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USNS Callaghan

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Interior view of the port engine compartment. The Callaghan is powered by two General Electric LM2500 engines. The LM2500 is an industrial and marine gas turbine produced by GE Aviation and is a derivative of the GE CF6 aircraft engine. The serial number on the port engine is 456-001.

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