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.
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
The most capable amphibious fleet in the world
SAN DIEGO (Aug. 31, 2011) The amphibious dock landing ships USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52) and USS Rushmore (LSD 47) share a pier with the amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans (LPD 18) at Naval Base San Diego. (U.S. Navy photo by Senior Chief Mass Communication Specialist Joe Kane/Released)