From: Mass. USA. now in Lancaster, OHIO
Yes it is the Huascar. picture taken on Valparaiso, after it was captured by Chile.
this is a more recent one, Huascar is one of the few ironclads preserved as museum ship.
I've been aboard her. It was a real thrill. Honest to gosh early steam power plant and real live Armstrongs. The Museum people were great as were the staff from Armada. If a visitor has any interest in the period or the technologies, it's hard to get them to shut up. Nor should you. They know their stuff and it's beyond extensive. A fabulous visit, to my mind.
Speaking of "hard to get them to shut up" (which is OK) There's a Military museum in Groveport, Ohio, called the Motts Military Museum. Anyway, my daughter and I went there back in march of this year and one of the older guys answered a question of mine and got attached to us. So he gave us a personal tour of the place. They have artifacts as small as a musket ball and as large as a A7 corsair. I drove by there two days ago and noticed they are restoring a DC3 with D-Day markings. Its only about 3 or 4 dollars to get in. They have historic items from the American civil war thru 9/11. Even a full size walkin duplicate of Eddie Rickenbackers childhood home in Columbus. They have a very good website. Check it out....GP
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