Preserving a piece of US Maritime History - invaluable

The USS Olympia is a cruiser that fought in the Spanish American War in 1898 and has been preserved in Philadelphia. She's a one of a kind ship, a national historic monument, and in danger. She needs approximately $10-15 million in repairs to keep her a viable museum for years to come. If you have the resources, or connections to those resources, please consider helping. (full disclosure - there is no financial benefit to me to ask the question - we need to save this ship for posterity). Please contact me at 612-599-1935 or if you have additional questions.


Saturday, March 19, 2011

Check out Send The Enterprise?

I want you to take a look at: Send The Enterprise?

Here are my comments:

Wharf Rat Says:

I’m the biggest fan of USS Enterprise due to her place in history, and the legacy she bears from CV 6. That said, it’s simply not possible to save her, and other nuclear carriers for a whole host of reasons.
There are, and have been, multiple groups that have tried to save a ‘supercarrier’ conventionally powered. That’s a more reasonable, if ultimately impossible, task.
But if a group like this wants to look at a Navy ship for relief efforts, look to USS Tarawa LHA 1. She’s sitting in Pearl right now waiting on her disposition, which clearly is as a target. Now, reasonably, it’s not likely civilans could get her underway, but if they could, she’s got the flight deck, storage space, hospitals, etc. to be the right ship to do this.
The big deck amphibs have been called on, with much less fanfare than the carriers, to arrive at every natural disaster that’s occurred in the last 10-15 years, and are the most flexible assest in the Navy/Marine inventory. This web site is just another that really doesn’t know what they’re talking about. It’s too bad, because the big deck amphibs deserve more credit than what they get.

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