USS California (BB-44), commissioned on 10 August 1921, was moored by itself at the southern end of Battleship Row on 7 December 1941. She was hit by two torpedoes and a bomb, which caused the ship to settle in the mud. Only her superstructure remained
US Navy Fighter/Attack F/A-18A Hornet of VFA-192 escorting an Airborne Early Warning Aircraft E-2C Hawkeye of VAW-115; both squadrons are assigned to the aircraft carrier USS Midway (CVA-41), June 1989.
The USCGC Bertholf (WMSL-750) is shown early in 2008 making a turn during speed trials. The first of the Legend Class 418 foot long National Security Cutters is due to be commissioned in Alameda, California this weekend.
'I never can understand how anyone can not smoke-it deprives a man of the best part of life...with a good cigar in his mouth a man is perfectly safe, nothing can touch him-literally.' (Thomas Mann, 1875-1955)//
Two sailors on board the USS Olymp
'Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.' (Peter Drucker, 1909-2005).// The bridge of the USS Newark, most likely between 1891-93, presents a very workmanlike and professional scene. With the exception of the sin
BATH, Maine (Oct. 28, 2013) The Zumwalt-class guided-missile destroyer DDG 1000 is floated out of dry dock at the General Dynamics Bath Iron Works shipyard. The ship, the first of three Zumwalt-class destroyers, will provide independent forward presence and deterrence, support special operations forces and operate as part of joint and combined expeditionary forces. The lead ship and class are named in honor of former Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Elmo R. Bud Zumwalt Jr., who served as chief of naval operations from 1970-1974. (U.S. Navy photo courtesy of General Dynamics/Released)