When in the Naval Reserve I was in a cargo Handling Unit they sent us to Norway to do a off load and a on load for the fleet hospital a mash set up for a 500 bed hosipital every 5 years they use to rotate the stuff back to the states and resupply with up to date stuff. I had only 1 1\2 days off out of 17 days there and that was when the job was done we worked 12 hrs on and 12 hrs off shifts with no days off until the job was done. Don't care to see a set of tie down chains we us to block and brace the vehicles so they did not move at sea ever again. The deck of the strong virgina that's the civilian ship we were loading in there cargo hold was so rusty when you went under the vehicle to tie it down your uniform turned black from the rust a dirty job. We were up in Narvik that's above the artic circle there was 24hrs strait day light. Well on the little time I had off I got to see this WW2 German Naval gun I guess the battle ship it was made for was cancled so they used them for a shore battery I think it's a 14 inch gun the concrete bunker that the gun turret sit's on was built by Russian POW's we were told some were shot and thrown in the concrete how ruthless make's you wonder about how often that happend to US POW's.
I just had to see if I would fit this gun was never fired a shot in anger the war ended before it could be used.
Some of the conex boxes pre-staged for when the ship came in.
The Norwegian Army barracks we lived in while in Norway. The Norwagian Army had the lower deck the US Navy had the upper deck.
The veiw I had every day at work when not below deck working.