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 12, 2011

UPDATE: Tsunami shook two Navy subs loose from moorings; tugboats recovered the submarines without damage

Looks like all 3 Guam based fast attack subs were in port at the time the tsunami hit Guam, and even in protected ancorage, ripped two from their moorings.  One commentor stated that it took 5-6 hours to get the subs tied up again.  If that is true, this is no small matter.  You can't have subs weighing an estimated 7,000 tons drifting near each other.

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