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 email@example.com if you have additional questions.
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Welcome to the fleet! USS William P Lawrence DDG 110 MOBILE, Ala. (June 4, 2011)
MOBILE, Ala. (June 4, 2011) Sailors assigned to the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS William P. Lawerence (DDG 110) man the rails and bring the ship to life during the ship's commissioning ceremony. The new destroyer honors the late Vice Adm. William P. Lawrence, a naval aviator who served as a test pilot and endured 6 years as a prisoner of war in Vietnam. Lawrence went on to serve as the superintendent of the U.S. Naval Academy and Chief of Naval Personnel. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Cmdr. Mark C. Jones/Released)