Monday, July 25, 2016

Aloha to San Diego: USS Midway (part 6) - Bunny Tubes, Expansion Joints, and Life Rafts

Let's look at the 90s technology before the USS Midway retired in 1992. 

Below are "bunny tubes', channeling urgent printed radio messages rolled up inside containers around the ship with compressed air. 

The expansion joint is another example of ...

... American engineering and ingenuity.

I would pay particular attention to the location of the life rafts. 

I found them!

What's inside?

Enough supplies for 25 sailors in a life raft!

Do you have any vintage telephones or computers in your home or office? One randomly selected commenter from this week's posts wins a book choice from my convention stash. Comments are open through Saturday, July 30, 10 pm in Baltimore. I'll post the winner on Sunday, July 31, at SOS Aloha.


Kim in Baltimore
Aloha Spirit in Charm City

Next: Chapel, Surgery, Dental, Officer Country, and Book Store!


  1. I'd want to know where the life rafts are too.

    We do have an older, much older, style telephone stored away in a cupboard.

  2. I do have an older phone but my computers I get rid of. Too many.

  3. We finally got rid of our rotary phone.

  4. No but vintage phones are great!

  5. Not at home, but I think there are some older computers at work.

  6. I have a candle stick phone that I really like. It is a decorative part of my family room now.

  7. I have a flip phone! Not exactly vintage, but not the latest thing, either!

  8. I have an old avocado rotary wall phone still hooked up - I can answer it, but since I now have a digital line I can't use it to call out.

  9. I had but due to space issue I had to trash them