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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you have additional questions.
Friday, April 1, 2011
Must Every Carrier be a Supercarrier?
Great discussion at USNI blog - my take is that its good to have options. Nothing prevents the US Navy from using a LHD as a 'harrier carrier' right now for hot spots that don't need a super carrier. But I don't want people to think that this should in anyway take place of funding for super carriers. We don't have enough of them.