for the week ending 03-06-2011
Screw Sloop-of-War USS Hartford (IX-13) gets a fanny lift in in Mare Island Navy Yard’s dry dock #1 in the spring/ summer on 1899. Launched, 22 November 1858 – sank at her berth, 20 November 1956
“One of the most popular images on Cold is the Sea is my illustration of a pair of US Navy Liberty Cuffs which I couldn’t have done without the information from Navy Collector, a site by Dan Smith SCPO, USNR(Ret). Dan recently messaged me with information about his new book ‘US Navy Tailor Made Dress Blues, Liberty Cuffs and Sailor Folk Art’, so I thought I’d give him a plug. Thanks for your site Dan! I’m looking forward to the book.”
Suffering from a Sad Separation from Ehagaki sekai Japanese postcard c 1909
Artist: Earl Norem (b. April 17, 1924), often credited simply as Norem, is an American artist primarily known for his painted covers for Marvel Comics books and magazines. Over his five-decade career, Norem also brought his colorful, expressive, and dynamic style to covers for novels, gaming books, movie posters, baseball programs, and trading cards. keep reading on Two-Fisted Tales of True-Life Weird Romance!
A boat-builder inside his shop with frame of a small boat. EW Carter photo ca. 1900
Panorama postcards Boat Landing St. Paul, MINN, F. L. Wright Photo copyright 1907
Fitting out: BB55 in Brooklyn Navy Yard NY, tied up at pier; 1941 — USS North Carolina (BB-55) – (Showboat) was the lead ship of her class of battleship and the fourth in the United States Navy to be named in honor of this U.S. state. She was the first new-construction U.S. battleship to enter service during World War II, participating in every major naval offensive in the Pacific theater to become the most decorated U.S. battleship of the war with 15 battle stars. She is now a museum ship at the port of Wilmington, North Carolina. see also: Launch; Time magazine, March 17, 1941 on thegildedcentury
Stephen Inggs; Dividers 2004 Hand-coated silver Gelatin emulsion on 100% rag paper 42 x 47
Submarine Tender USS Camden (AS-6) 1920-1931 off Pensacola, FL., 23 December 1924. Ships in the distance are: USS Savannah (AS-8), in center, and USS Bushnell (AS-2), at left.
Colored post card of USS Constitution at Navy Yard Boston, MA. then serving as receiving ship, circa 1905. From the Boston National Historical Park Collection.
USS Constitution undocking from Dry Dock No. 1, Boston Navy Yard, 15 March 1930 following her 1927-1930 reconstruction. see at Amazing Full Size
USS Hunchback was a side-wheel, steam-powered gunboat used by the United States Navy during the American Civil War. LEFT: officers sitting on the deck – RT: Crew; c.1860s photo by Mathew B. Brady
“Meet this series of Russian comics describing the everyday life of Russian navy submarine as seen by the eyes of the ex-Russian marine captain.” - Russian Navy Comics on EnglishRussia
Le Grand Serpent de Mer – 1936 Illustrator: René Giffey
Boy on Beach – Sky, Autumn — Edward Dimsdale – Reflection
Song of the Week: Johnny Kidd & The Pirates | Shakin’ All Over
After victory in World War II, the United States Navy initiated a complex process to migrate portions of its massive armada into inactive status. This 1945 documentary explains the proper methodology for preparing a warship for the Reserve Fleet. Source: Naval History and Heritage Command, Photographic Section
Monkey Fist is a smack-talking, potty mouthed, Yankee hating, Red Sox fan in Portland, Maine. In addition to compiling Maritime Monday, she blogs about nautical art, history, and marine science on Adventures of the Blackgang. Submit story ideas, news links, photographs, or items of interest to her at MM@gcaptain.com. She can also out-belch any man.