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.
Thursday, July 28, 2011
good for the Phillipine Navy!
PEARL HARBOR (July 27, 2011) The Philippine navy's newest multi-mission surface combatant ship, BRP Gregorio del Pilar (PF 15) arrives at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam during a scheduled port visit. Gregorio del Pilar, a former U.S. Coast Guard cutter, is on its maiden voyage to the Republic of the Philippines to join the Philippine navy fleet. As a multi-mission surface combatant ship, Gregorio del Pilar is the first gas-turbine jet engine-powered vessel in the Philippine navy fleet. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Daniel Barker/Released)