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On 27 March, 1794 Congress authorized the construction of 6 frigates for the U.S. Navy. The frigates were: United States, Constellation, Constitution, Chesapeake, Congress, and President. This spar and rigging plan for Constitution was created during her early 20th century restoration. More plan views are available here.

(Reblogged from fuckyeahnaturalphilosophy)

"The Old Navy" or

"Old Salts of the Square Rigger Navy"

Photograph taken on board USS Mohican in 1888 by Assistant Surgeon H.W. Whitaker, USN.

The Sailors in the photograph are (from left to right): David Ireland, Gilbert H. Purdy, John T. Griffith and John King.

(Reblogged from briganda-omalley)

" Nobody’s Perfect "  …  Nancy Kwan and Doug McClure star in this 1968 naval comedy.




The USS Olympia today as a museum ship in Washington…

CORRECTION:  Yes, this is the Olympia, however, it is still in Philadelphia at the Independence Seaport Museum


(Reblogged from navalarchitecture)

" Sailor — USS Michigan "   …   Tintype Sailor Portrait

Original Tintype:  


New York. Torpedo boats USS Porter and USS Ericsson in the Brooklyn Navy Yard, circa 1897.

(Reblogged from navalarchitecture)

" U.S. River Gun Boats Monocacy and Pallas "  …  Shanghai [1930’s] 

These are the type of gun boats that inspired the story behind the book and movie, “The Sand Pebbles” [1966]

(Source: Flickr / china-postcard)

" Sailors Doing the Tourist Thing "  …  China [1920’s]

(Source: Flickr / china-postcard)

" USS George H. W. Bush "  …  People train in sail boats in the waters of the Saronic Gulf, outside Piraeus port, near Athens, Greece, back dropped by the U.S. nuclear powered aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush, Wednesday, March 5, 2014. The 1,092 feet (333 meters) carrier which can carry 6,000 personnel, one of the world’s largest warships, will be deployed in the U.S. 6th Fleet’s area of responsibility. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis) 


(Reblogged from msbehavoyeur)

" Presidential Yacht Sequoia "  …  Appearance as of 2008 and in private ownership.

Read her story here: 

" Mister Roberts "  …  A Comedy/Drama film [1955] starring Henry Fonda, James Cagney, William Powell and Jack Lemmon and set aboard a US Navy cargo ship in the South Pacific during World War II … With a tyrannical and wacko Captain and a bunch of Sailors full of antics, the film is full of laughs.




Sailors bound for Manhattan (New York Times Photo Archives), 1941

(Reblogged from briganda-omalley)

" Three Sailors and a Mermaid "  …  Three crewmen from the USS Plymouth Rock (LSD-29) during a 1967 port visit to Copenhagen  …  Photo by:  Ron Swearingen



USS Archerfish (SS-311). Sank the IJN aircraft carrier Shinano, the largest ship ever to have been sunk by a submarine.

(Reblogged from navalarchitecture)