USS Washington (BB-56) was one of the first Battleships built with 16 inch guns. With 121,000 Shaft horsepower, she could achieve 27 knots capable of keeping up with Aircraft Carriers.
While construction continues, final grooming and touch ups are being made. The last of the ship's systems are being turned over to ship's force operational control. The crew is validating all systems through dock trials and executing pre-underway procedures. The galley opened with our first meal, served last week.