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Alan goes through great efforts to tie his watches to his home town. The Torsk will be instantly familiar to anyone who has visited Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, but for the rest of you, a little history lesson is in order. The Torsk is a Tench-class submarine launched in September 1944. It saw combat in the Pacific, torpedoed the last enemy warship sunk by the US Navy in World War Two, spent much of its service as a training vessel, and participated in both the Lebanon Crisis and Cuban Blockade before being decommissioned and preserved as a museum ship in 1972. Since then, it has become a National Historic Landmark and a must-see attraction for visitors to Baltimore. I had the privilege of spending the night aboard the Torsk with my son’s Scout troop and let me tell you, I have nothing but respect for those who served on her crew. It is a fascinating machine, but the Ritz-Carlton, it ain’t.
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“Your heart was warm and happy
With the lilt of Irish laughter
Every day and in every way
Now forever and ever after."