Wikipedia makes no mention of the Barnes, but lists USS Relief(AH-1; laid down 14 June 1917 at Philadelphia Navy Yard; commissioned 28 December 1920) as the first American purpose-built hospital ship in the U.S. Navy.
The U.S.A.H.S. Relief was acquired by the U.S. Army in 1898 for use in the Spanish-American War as a hospital ship, floating off of Cuba. It was later transferred to the U.S. Navy in 1902 and commissioned as the U.S.S. Relief in 1908 under Surgeon Charles F. Stokes, who commanded the Relief for service wtih the Atlantic Fleet during the around-the-world cruise in 1908. The ship waas decommissioned and became a stationary hospital ship in 1910. It was renamed the U.S.S. Repose in 1918 and then sold in 1919 for merchant service.* Sold for scrap 23 March 1948. *
Previously known as SS Saratoga, a steamer for the Ward Line on the New York to Havana route, and considered the fastest steamship in coastal trade. more
and uses a Boston Red Sox glass to hold her paint-water. Typical fukkin’ New Yorker.
Before he became the 16th president of the United States, Lincoln, who had a long fascination with how things worked, invented a flotation system for lifting riverboats stuck on sandbars. He remains the only U.S. president to have a patent in his name. Lincoln’s patent, No. 6,469, was granted on May 22, 1849, for a device for “Buoying Vessels Over Shoals.”
Lincoln “was keenly interested in water transportation and canal building, and enthusiastically promoted both when he served in the Illinois legislature,” claims the chair of the Division of Politics and Reform at National Museum of American History. His idea? To equip boats with inflatable bellows of “india-rubber cloth, or other suitable water-proof fabric” levered alongside the hull. more
The importance of whaling (in Japan) to the local economy and cultural traditions is evident in companion exhibitions at the New Bedford Whaling Museum, Enlightened Encounters: The Two Nations of Manjiro Nakahama and The East Unlocks its Gates: American Whalers and Trade in Asia. Together, they explore Japanese whaling culture in the first half of the 19th-century as it was contemporaneous to the burgeoning American whale fishery.
Zarya (Non-Magnetic Ship) (7/9) – (Orig: The Sunrise) was a sailing-motor schooner built in 1952; used by the USSR Academy of Sciences to study Earth’s magnetic field. She participated in the International Geophysical Year in 1957-1958. wikipedia page
In his new book "Leadership Is Language, The Hidden Power of What You Say and What You Don't", former submarine commander Captain L David Marquet (USN Ret) dives deep into one of the most thoroughly investigated marine disasters, the sinking of the El Faro, and surfaces with new ideas on leadership and language.
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