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.


Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Seoul confirms North Korean submarine, special forces drills

North Korea has conducted a number of marine infiltration and submarine drills in the past month that suggest there is a risk of "various types of surprise local provocations", South Korean Defence Minister Kim Kwan-jin told parliament on 5 April. At least five Sang-O-class (K-300 or Shark-class) submarines, including a new version, have been seen operating off the Pip'a-got base in the West Sea (Yellow Sea), said Kim, who added: "There are also frequent visits by senior commanders to military posts and activities to keep troops ready for operations." Jane's reported on 6 April that new Sang-O-class boats were operating out of Pip'a-got

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