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Lighting the Boiler on USS Bataan

Two crewmen dressed in fire protection to the left, in the center he holds a rod in the fire of the boiler. Another crewmember is to the right.
Description: Painting, Acrylic on Canvas Board; by Kristopher John Battles; 2017; Framed Dimensions 29H X 27W
Accession #: 2017-004-08
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I am amazed at what a mixture of Old and New the Navy is!  I witnessed the lighting of the boiler on USS Bataan (LHD-5) which harkens back to the days of steam ships. 

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