Friday, February 25, 2011

Fullbore Friday

USS New York (CA-2). Also ACR-2 for some of you. Why her? Well, she is one of the ships I can say I have see the "professional work" of. She participated in shelling of El Morro Castle at San Juan, Puerto Rico on 12 May 1898 during the Spanish American War and participated in the Battle of Santiago de Cuba.

In taking the tour of El Morro Castle, they point out all the places where the ships' fire hit the castle. Pretty neat stuff.

Speaking of New York - the State, did you know they have a no kidding, official
Naval Militia? More neat stuff.

Encore FbF from DEC06.

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