Preservation, Education, and Commemoration of Naval History
“Into the Lion’s Den” Exhibit - Heavy Cruiser USS Newport News (CA-148)
Today we present a series of photos of the heavy cruiser USS Newport News (CA-148), the centerpiece of the new 2012 exhibit planed for the Cold War Gallery. Ship photos taken from collection of Naval History and Heritage Command, patch photo taken from collection of Naval Historical Foundation
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New Exhibit Announced for U.S. Navy Museum’s Cold War Gallery
Design and Production, Inc., a leading builder of large, complex museum exhibits, has been contracted to build “Into the Lion’s Den,” a new Cold War Gallery exhibit at the U.S. Navy Museum. Scheduled for completion by June 2012 as commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the war in Vietnam begins, “Into the Lion’s Den” describes the history of two events: Operation Sea Dragon, the shelling of coastal targets in North Vietnam by Navy and allied warships, and “Lion’s Den” the August 1972 night bombardment of Haiphong harbor area targets by a four ship Navy flotilla.
Former Vietnam POW Visits Cold War Gallery
Captain Bob Naughton, USN (Ret), a former prisoner of war during the Vietnam War, poses for a photo with the prison camp model of the “Zoo,” where he spent time during his captivity, just a few miles outside of the city of Hanoi in North Vietnam. Captain Naughton visited the Cold War Gallery, Wednesday, 1 February…
Grumman A-6E Intruder model, sponsored by Captain John H. Fellowes, VA-65, 1966. Model was hand built by Michael McLeod for the Cold War Gallery at Washington Navy Yard. It is a replica of the Intruder that Fellowes and LTJG George Coker were shot down in over Vietnam in 1966, after which both men were taken prisoner.
This 1967 U.S. Navy documentary looks at the sailors operating on the rivers and in the skies above Vietnam. Source: Naval History and Heritage Command, Photographic Section UMO-25.