USS Orleck Naval Museum, Lake Charles, LA

This WWII-era destroyer saw duty during the atomic tests in the Pacific, then served in Korea,  and Vietnam. A little worn around the edges, this ship is nonetheless a chance to see a true destroyer; to walk her decks, explore unpretentious interior spaces, visit a bridge and get a feel for duty at sea on a destroyer. Inside there is a  display of scale models of aircraft and ships and a “museum” dedicated to a sister ship, the USS Radford.

Hours:    Mon. – Fri.:  10am – 3pm

Saturday:  10am – 4pm

Closed:  Sunday

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