Monday, April 3, 2017

100 years to the day

This picture was taken 100 years ago today, off New York City. It's the U.S.S. Arizona, shortly after completing engine repairs and only 6 months after she was commissioned into the navy. 3 days after this picture was taken the United States entered World War I.

At the time she was the biggest, newest, and most advanced battleship in the world. And home to 2,290 young men.




This is the same ship today, after the beginning of another war. 1,177 young men are still aboard her.


8 comments:

Marjie said...

Just there 3 weeks ago. Makes a rather large impression on one. It is such a beautiful and yet sad memorial.

Ms. Donna said...

Thank you.

Roy said...

Arizona and a lot of other WWI era battleships went through a modernization in the 1930's that, among other things, replaced the "birdcage" masts with tripod masts and a much larger fighting top.

bobbie said...

Cold chills...

A sad memory ~

Packer said...

What is sadder is the fact that our nation is supposed to be a peaceful nation and we have been at war almost constantly since the Arizona was sunk.

Anonymous said...

Lest we forget, rest in peace.

tbunni said...

Remembering those who will remain forever young. May you never be forgotten and may you have not died in vain.

Blessed Be

Stacey Gordon said...

Something eerie that happens there...Every few minutes or so, a drop of oil rises to the surface and spreads a little dot of a rainbow/grease spot. Sometimes a few bubble up at the same time. It is as though the ship itself (and the souls that remained onboard) are still breathing.

 
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