Preservation, Education, and Commemoration of Naval History
The Naval Historical Foundation is hosting its much-anticipated book sale at the Navy Museum Store (inside National Museum of the US Navy) today and tomorrow from 9 am to 2:30 pm today (20 NOV) and tomorrow (21 NOV). If you have a soft spot for naval history and you live in the DC area, come on down and check out some amazing deals. Everything is from $1 -$10. And let’s be honest, a cheap chicken sandwich from a fast food joint will not give you the supreme knowledge and pleasure these books can at the same price. Every topic of naval history is there – you just have to find it amongst the boxes. Get ‘em while they’re hot! There will also be surplus images from the Navy Photo Collection for sale as well. Don’t miss out on this opportunity!
For more information, please contact Frank Arre at (202)678-4333 ext. 3 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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Is is possible to get a bigger version of the South Dakota's "battleship X" illustrated sheet? The version you guys uploaded is far too small, and it seems extremely interesting.
The image is from the Library of Congress Veterans History Project. The photo was found on a separate (but related) defunct LOC site called “From the Home Front and the Front Lines.” The file originates from the William L. Thomas Collection. You can see his full LOC description HERE. As far as I know, this is the only size image of it. You might be able to contact the USS South Dakota website or the LOC/local historical society to see about an original copy or scan.
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BATTLESHIP NIGHT ACTION!
On the night of 14-15 November, 1942, Halsey dispatched battleships Washington and South Dakota to protect Henderson Field against Admiral Nobutaku Kondo’s Second Fleet. Although the Kirishima scored several critical hits on the South Dakota, she remained engaged. Washington protected both Guadalcanal and the South Dakota, using its main and secondary batteries with deadly close range accuracy (4-5 nautical miles). The Kirishima was later scuttled and sank.
This engagement was only one of two major battleship vs. battleship engagements during the war.
(Photo credit: Navsource and usswashington.com)
Secretary of the Navy Curtis D. Wilbur is presented with a floral Poppy Anchor at the Navy Department by Theodore Stitt, CIC of the VFA. The anchor served as a tribute to the service of Navy veterans who lost their lives in foreign wars (28 April 1927).
As we approach Veterans Day/Armistice Day, remember the ultimate sacrifice many Americans made in the cause of liberty and equality throughout U.S. history.
What do the poppies mean to you?
(LOC Image # LC-H2-B-1064)
9 November 1921: The Unknown Soldier arrives at the Washington Navy Yard aboard USS Olympia.
"A plain soldier, unknown but weighted with honors as perhaps no American before him because he died for the flag in France, lay tonight in a place where only martyred Presidents Lincoln, Garfield, and McKinley, have slept in death." - Associated Press
(LOC Image # LC-F8-16779)