Artifacts from eight (8) U. S. Navy ships were furnished by the Naval Historical Center for incorporation into a special feature. All together, the eight ships span most of the U.S. Navy's history.
Bits of vintage copper sheeting, spikes, hammock hooks and fragments came from 'Old Ironsides'
) and Constellation
(post-revolutionary frigates). Likewise, other details came from the steamer Hartford
(Admiral Farragut's flagship in the Civil War era); the USS Maine
(battleship); USS Ranger
(iron-hulled steamer/sailing ship); the USS Biloxi
and USS Hancock
(World War II-era cruiser and aircraft carrier, respectively); and a last-minute addition from today's Navy, the National Defense Service Medal
Note that most of ships had also earlier and/or later represntations of their name by other naval vessels of different classes. The fourth USS Maine
, for instance, is SSBN-741
. It just would not seem right, however, if a uniquely submarine name were not included with the seven (7) ships named above.
So, Question #1(a): Name the submarine whose artifacts were incorporated for this special project. (Hint: Three other U.S. submarines have shared the same christening name with the one whose artifacts were actually used).
Question #1(b): Why do you suppose that particular submarine's artifacts were chosen?
Question #2: What feature, on display in Washington, D.C. incorporates artifacts from the eight (8) ships? (Hint: An award naming the feature has been presented to sea service veterans who have distinguished themselves, including: Eddie Albert, Ernest Borgnine, Jonathan Winters, Roger T. Staubach, Tony Curtis, and James A. Michener).
Answers #1(a), 1(b) and #2, tomorrow.
Labels: and James A. Michener, Ernest Borgnine, Jonathan Winters, Roger T. Staubach, submarine Eddie Albert, Tony Curtis