Of course I'm kidding. Anyway I could get on board with this, would be great to have a forumite give us a tour.
At any rate great idea John, I've often though about it, but didn't think there'd be much support.
So many great ideas here, seems like we'd have to do it at least every couple of years to hit all of them, and whoever could go would go. Even out of the USA. Just can't for a bit as I let my passport lapse.
Anyway I'm in as long as I can get the time off from work. Shouldn't be too hard with a bit of notice. So what time of year are we looking at. Personally I prefer the fall, bit cooler. I'm just one here so whatever is decide I'll do my best to make it.
Come on - how long does it take to renew a passport....
Many good suggestions here but only a few of them have any direct connection to WW2 naval history, as I see it.
Sure, a lot of museum ships that saw action but not where it actually happened. Except, of course, USS Arizona.
Here is one historical object that's still where it was during the war: The Oscarsborg Fortress in Oslofjord.
It has a quite interesting story, too: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oscarsborg_Fortress
The fortress seen from Dröbak, across the fjord. The German flotilla (tried to) pass in front of the fortress
from left to right in the picture. The main battery can be seen on the upper left part of the fortress island.
The torpedo battery was on another island outside the upper right part of the picture.
One of the three guns in the main battery - 28 cm. Krupp:
A small ferry take the visitors from Dröbak on the other side of the fjord: