Paying the Crew Payrolls and accounts were handled in the ship's Disbursing Office, which served as a bank.
A forward-looking group of Alabamians saw a bright future in the aging warship as the anchor attraction of a Memorial Park to be located in Mobile. Today, Battleship Memorial Park welcomes hundreds of thousands of visitors from around the world each year.
The law has modified to make the memorial applicable to those from the state who served in all branches of the military service in all armed conflicts of the United States. The law created an member Commission, whose members are appointed by the Governor for terms of 8 years. The terms of one-half of the original members were 4 years, enabling Governors-elect to reappoint or replace nine of the Commissioners.
At least three Commissioners must be residents of Mobile County and one a resident of Baldwin County, with the rest from all around the state. All must be residents of Alabama. Commissioners would receive no pay, but be reimbursed for expenses incurred on Commission business.
The Commission meets almost every month, with the majority of meetings held aboard the Battleship. One meeting per year may be held out-of-state. The Commission still receives no public monies i.
The Commission, while it receives no public monies, can accept donations and grants, and it has authority in the law to issue revenue bonds to raise funds as well. Bonds have never been issued, for when money has been needed, the Commission has borrowed money commercially.
The Commission is authorized to maintain an emergency fund, and it has done so on monies accumulated over the years.
In the early s, the Commission, supported by a major fundraising effort, embarked on a major restoration and renovation program. The project then completed a water-tight cofferdam around the Battleship so the water could be removed and hull repair on the mighty warship was completed in A must visit when in the Mobile area, see history of the second world war.5/5(6).
Park History From her humble beginnings on February 1, as the keel was laid at the Norfolk Navy Yard in Portsmouth, Virginia, Battleship USS ALABAMA (BB) has had a remarkable career. She began her World War II adventures in the North Atlantic in , then later that year, went to the South Pacific seas.
The USS Alabama (BB) participated in military campaigns in the Pacific that helped the United States claim victory in World War II. Sadly, there is also the history of the USS Alabama and asbestos exposure, and anyone exposed to asbestos from the ship may be entitled to compensation.
The USS Birmingham, a light cruiser named for Alabama’s largest city, earned fame in World War II. The ship was built in Newport News, Virginia, and later launched by Mrs.
Cooper Green, wife of the president of the Birmingham City Commission. The USS Birmingham was one of the fiercest fighting. Watch video · Alabama, which joined the union as the 22nd state in , is located in the southern United States and nicknamed the “Heart of Dixie.” The region that became Alabama .
USS Alabama (BB) Bill Tunnell, USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park The USS Alabama (BB) is a World War II-era battleship and the .