I served on Columbia for a time during The War.  She was a good ship, built back in ’56.  Back then the politicos decided to limit the construction of dreadnoughts to one a year.  So the Navy used the funding for ten dreadnoughts and built her, the most massive single warship ever built by the American navy.  A bit big for me, but she was a good girl.  Since I retired, we still hook up when we can.  I love the looks on her crew’s faces when she welcomes me on board.