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"Big Mamie", as her crew knew her, was delivered to the Boston Navy Yard in April 1942 and commissioned the following month.
The tours begin with an orientation film in a newly designed theater in the Memorial Room.
The museum aims to provide experiences where visitors can make personal connections by immersing themselves in the history of the battleship and her crew.
Four self-guided tours focus on different themes: World War II, the crew, the topside of the ship, and below decks.
The people of Mauritius are descendants of European (mostly French) settlers, the Franco-Mauritians; African slaves and creoles, the Afro-Mauritians; Chinese traders, the Sino-Maurtians; and Indian laborers, the Indo-Mauritians.
Such cultural diversity and geographic isolation have led to a nationalized sense of pride.