Now all roads lead to France and heavy is the tread
Of the living; but the dead returning lightly dance.
Edward Thomas, Roads

Monday, March 25, 2019

From the U.S. Navy's WWI Collections — Artifacts

The U.S. Navy has done a terrific job of documenting its service during the Great War. In this series, we will be giving examples from their collection of naval art, artifacts, and photography.  Today we feature some artifacts from the Navy's collection. Much of the material of all three categories can be found at the online sites of two institutions: the National Museum of the U.S. Navy and the Naval History and Heritage Command.  Links to the two sites can be found at the bottom of this page.

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Flag Flown by USS Olympia at the Battle of Manila Bay

USS Olympia Transported America's Unknown Soldier
Home from France

Four-Stack Destroyer, USS Sampson

Medal Mocking President Wilson's Efforts
at the Paris Peace Conference

Model of USS Corsair,Yacht Owned by J.P. Morgan, Jr., 
 Chartered as a Wartime Patrol Boat

Y-Gun Depth Charge Projector

Model Battleship USS Arizona, Commissioned 1914

German Naval Commemorative Streamers

The Ships of Germany's High Seas Fleet

Ship's Bell of Cruiser USS San Diego, Sunk by a Mine off of
Long Island, the Largest USN Warship Lost in the Great War

German Medal Celebrating the Sinking of RMS Lusitania

3-Pounder Mark 15 Slide Gun


National Museum of the U.S. Navy

Naval History and Heritage Command

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