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.


Sunday, December 18, 2011

The Official Ships Crest of the Fast Attack Submarine MINNESOTA

  • Maroon and Gold represent the University of Minnesota
  • Blue in the anchor links represent the color in the Minnesota state flag
  • The 3 stars in the anchor links represent the three ships named MINNESOTA
  • The star in the helmet represents the North Star
  • The blue in the background in the state represents the lakes of Minnnesota
  • The Latin states 'From the North Star, Power' (or Strength)
  • The Walleye in the bow represents the state fish of Minnesota
  • The Viking represents the Scandinavian heritage of Minnesota, as well as a seafaring lineage
  • SSN 783 means 'Ship, Submersible, Nuclear' - hull number 783
The MINNESOTA will christen in November 2012, and commission in fall, 2013.

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