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, May 22, 2011

WWII POW from Norfolk receives burial at sea aboard Bataan - USS Perch survivor SS 176

'USS Perch was forced to scuttle herself after being mortally wounded in a depth charge attack.  All crew members were picked up by the Japanese, and sent to Prisoner of War camps.  Six crew members of USS Perch (SS-176) died as Prisoners of War'

Crew of USS Perch SS-176 That Died as POWs
Charles Newton Brown
Philip James Dewes
Houston Ernest Edwards
Frank Elmer McCreary
Albert Kenneth Newsome
Robert Archibald Wilson
USS Perch (SS-176)

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