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.
Sunday, June 12, 2011
USS San Antonio sailing again - during trials
USS San Antonio (LPD 17) and USS New York (LPD 21) steam alongside while operating together in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Virginia. San Antonio conducted shiphandling drills with New York during San Antonio's second phase of sea trials, which is primarily focused on combat systems testing and developing crew proficiency. (US Navy Photos by MC1 (SW/AW) Edwin F. Bryan)