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

Nassau Decommissioning Status

I didn't know this.  I thought the US Congress had passed legislation stating that for every US Navy ship decommissioned, one had to commission. 

The replacement for this ship is Precommissioning Unit America LHA 6.  PCU America is not set to commission for at least 2 years.

I realize all good things must end, but Nassau is 32 years old, and clearly don't get beat on to the extent that carriers get beat on.  I find it hard to believe that there isn't more life in this warship.  The carriers who get beat on get 50 years life. 

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