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Weapons, Wars, Preparation and Security from a recovering gun nut turned bad writer

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    Much as once a week I like to take time off to cover warships (Wednesdays), on Sunday, I like to cover military art and the painters, illustrators, sculptors, and the like that produced them. Combat Gallery Sunday : The Martial Art of Richard Jack Richard Jack, though born in Sunderland, England, in 1866, was Canada’s […]

    laststandonzombieislandThe Passing of the Chieftain by Richard Jack, York Museums Trust. Supplied by The Public Catalogue FoundationThe Return to the Front Victoria Railway Station, by Richard Jack, 1916, via the York Museums, on display in Lincolnshire. Trust Supplied by The Public Catalogue FoundationThe Second Battle of Ypres, 22 April to 25 May 1915Official war artist Major Richard Jack poses by his painting. 'The Second Battle of Ypres, 22 April to 25 May 1915' depicting Canadian soldiers making a stand against a German assault He painted this enormous work of art, with the canvas measuring 371.5 x 589.0cm (12 x 20 foot), in his London studio, c.1917 Canadian War Memorials Fund (CWMF), an organization established by Lord Beaverbrook to document Canada’s war effort. Sir Edmund Walker, who sat on the advisory board to the CWMF, felt that Jack captured the achievements of the Canadians during the battle, but felt the work would not resonate with Canadians, who, he felt, were “not likely to appreciate such realistic treatment of war.” He was wrong and Jack’s painting remains an iconic work from the First World War. (National Archives of Canada PA 4879) The Taking of Vimy Ridge, Easter Monday 1917. The painting is a part of the Beaverbrook Collection of War Art at the Canadian War Art Museum in Ottawa, Ontario.Lieutenant Colonel L. Robson, CMG, DSO by Richard Jack, currently part of the collection of the Hartlepool Museums and Heritage Service. Supplied by The Public Catalogue FoundationMuriel Elsie, née Hirst, (1895–1969), Lady Gamage painted 1950 by Richard Jack via St Johns Museum. Supplied by The Public Catalogue FoundationRichard Jack landscape, from the York Trust. Supplied by The Public Catalogue Foundationstar wars ypreslaststandonzombieislandThe Passing of the Chieftain by Richard Jack, York Museums Trust. Supplied by The Public Catalogue FoundationThe Return to the Front Victoria Railway Station, by Richard Jack, 1916, via the York Museums, on display in Lincolnshire. Trust Supplied by The Public Catalogue FoundationThe Second Battle of Ypres, 22 April to 25 May 1915Official war artist Major Richard Jack poses by his painting. 'The Second Battle of Ypres, 22 April to 25 May 1915' depicting Canadian soldiers making a stand against a German assault He painted this enormous work of art, with the canvas measuring 371.5 x 589.0cm (12 x 20 foot), in his London studio, c.1917 Canadian War Memorials Fund (CWMF), an organization established by Lord Beaverbrook to document Canada’s war effort. Sir Edmund Walker, who sat on the advisory board to the CWMF, felt that Jack captured the achievements of the Canadians during the battle, but felt the work would not resonate with Canadians, who, he felt, were “not likely to appreciate such realistic treatment of war.” He was wrong and Jack’s painting remains an iconic work from the First World War. (National Archives of Canada PA 4879) The Taking of Vimy Ridge, Easter Monday 1917. The painting is a part of the Beaverbrook Collection of War Art at the Canadian War Art Museum in Ottawa, Ontario.Lieutenant Colonel L. Robson, CMG, DSO by Richard Jack, currently part of the collection of the Hartlepool Museums and Heritage Service. Supplied by The Public Catalogue FoundationMuriel Elsie, née Hirst, (1895–1969), Lady Gamage painted 1950 by Richard Jack via St Johns Museum. Supplied by The Public Catalogue FoundationRichard Jack landscape, from the York Trust. Supplied by The Public Catalogue Foundationstar wars ypres

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    If you are in England and have a chance, swing by the HMS Victory and check out M33. This humble little monitor of 568 tons with a shallow draft allowing it to get close-in to shore and fire at targets on land, carried two powerful and oversize 6” guns, but was a basic metal box […]

    laststandonzombieislandYay!HMS M.33 coastal bombardment vessel from Gallipoli campaign. Credit National Museum of the Royal Navy NMRN.M33 Wheel with Victory and Mary Rose in viewpicresized_th_0030_UP2_0406Stern 1848x1230HMS M33 infographic jpeglaststandonzombieislandYay!HMS M.33 coastal bombardment vessel from Gallipoli campaign. Credit National Museum of the Royal Navy NMRN.M33 Wheel with Victory and Mary Rose in viewpicresized_th_0030_UP2_0406Stern 1848x1230HMS M33 infographic jpeg

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    Roosevelt, a conservationist and big game hunter who settled for being president after stints as New York City police commissioner, Assistant Secretary of the Navy and an Army colonel in the Spanish American War knew a thing or three about firearms. Good guy Teddy even used one of the first suppressors built and marketed in […]

    laststandonzombieislandHey, Mack, there is a screwdriver on the end of your Springer there...laststandonzombieislandHey, Mack, there is a screwdriver on the end of your Springer there...

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    John Moses Browning’s first semi-auto handgun was one of the best ever made and, regardless of whether you call it the Browning No.1, the FN Mle. 1900 or the M1900, it has a very interesting (some would say infamous) story to tell. Why was it born? When Mr. Browning began to market his low-wall M1885 […]

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    Here at LSOZI, we are going to take off every Wednesday for a look at the old steam/diesel navies of the 1859-1946 time period and will profile a different ship each week. These ships have a life, a tale all of their own, which sometimes takes them to the strangest places. – Christopher Eger Warship […]

    laststandonzombieislandImage via ShipSpotting http://www.shipspotting.com/gallery/photo.php?lid=1513641 uscgc winonaTallapoosa, note the similarity to WinonaUSCGC_Tallapoosa_in_dry_dock,_early_1920'sSister USCGC Ossipee at launch, note the hull shapeTallapoosa 1924 via Janes via NavsourceUSCGC_Tallapoosa 1935 In Alaskan waters165 planNote the 165 at bottom, with a slightly different layout from Tallapoosa/OsippeeTallapoosa during WWII, note her extra armament and haze gray. USCG photoMohawk in poor condition before being reefedEx-USS Potomac (AG-25) moored at her berth, the FDR pier, at Jack London Square, Oakland, CA. in 2008. Photos by Al Riel USS John Rogers.Via Navsourcetallapoosa belllaunching plate cutter tallapoosaProfile of the 165 A class Cutter Escanaba, who was based on Tallapoosa and Ossipee. Image by Shipbucket http://www.shipbucket.com/images.php?dir=Real%20Designs/United%20States%20of%20America/WPG-77%20Escanaba.pnglaststandonzombieislandImage via ShipSpotting http://www.shipspotting.com/gallery/photo.php?lid=1513641 uscgc winonaTallapoosa, note the similarity to WinonaUSCGC_Tallapoosa_in_dry_dock,_early_1920'sSister USCGC Ossipee at launch, note the hull shapeTallapoosa 1924 via Janes via NavsourceUSCGC_Tallapoosa 1935 In Alaskan waters165 planNote the 165 at bottom, with a slightly different layout from Tallapoosa/OsippeeTallapoosa during WWII, note her extra armament and haze gray. USCG photoMohawk in poor condition before being reefedEx-USS Potomac (AG-25) moored at her berth, the FDR pier, at Jack London Square, Oakland, CA. in 2008. Photos by Al Riel USS John Rogers.Via Navsourcetallapoosa belllaunching plate cutter tallapoosaProfile of the 165 A class Cutter Escanaba, who was based on Tallapoosa and Ossipee. Image by Shipbucket http://www.shipbucket.com/images.php?dir=Real%20Designs/United%20States%20of%20America/WPG-77%20Escanaba.png

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    When the French went into Algeria in the 1830s, they encountered the Zouaoua people, a Berber tribe along the Djurdjura mountains. Allying with these tough mountain people when possible, metropolitan French officers fell in amour with their costume of flowing colorful breeches, short jackets, turbans or fez, and capes– soon borrowing these for locally raised […]

    laststandonzombieislandPrint shows a French zouave in 1853, wearing uniform and holding rifle, on cigarette card issued by Kinney Tobacco Company as an insert with the Sweet Caporal brand cigarettes.A French cantinière attached to a Zouave regiment during the Crimean War, 1855 - photo by Roger FentonZouave of the 2nd French Zouave Regiment poses with battle standard after the Battle of Solferino, 1859Zouaves of Company G, 114th Pennsylvania Infantry. Petersburg, Virginia. Louisianian Tiger by Pierre Albert LerouxZouave de la Louisiane - Pierre Albert LerouxSergeant Henry G. Lillibridge of Co. H, 10th Rhode Island Infantry Regiment, in zouave uniform with saber bayoneted rifleManhattan Rifles recruiting poster, 1862Colls ZouavesColls ZouavesAn unknown private, supposedly with the 114th Pennsylvania (Collis Zouaves)How cool is a name like the Zouaves of Death?1888 French ZouaveFrench colonial Zouaves on maneuvers with M1886 Lebel rifles, in 1909Posed shot of french zouaves firing hotchkiss machinegun note the assistant gunnner catching brass in canvas feedbucketAutochrome of a French Zouave eating a meal, Valbonne, 1913. He is wearing medals for service in Tunisia and MoroccoEvolution of Zouave dress from 1830 to 1955Italian soldiers stand guard at Chiaiano cave a quarter of Naples on 10 July 2008. The cave was declared by the Italian government a military zone and is to become the site for a new rubbish dump. Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, elected in April, promised to resolve the overall rubbish crisis in three years, and his conservative government has begun opening 10 new dumps under military guard in the region. AFP PHOTO / FRANCESCO PISCHETOLANorth African deployed Spanish RegulareslaststandonzombieislandPrint shows a French zouave in 1853, wearing uniform and holding rifle, on cigarette card issued by Kinney Tobacco Company as an insert with the Sweet Caporal brand cigarettes.A French cantinière attached to a Zouave regiment during the Crimean War, 1855 - photo by Roger FentonZouave of the 2nd French Zouave Regiment poses with battle standard after the Battle of Solferino, 1859Zouaves of Company G, 114th Pennsylvania Infantry. Petersburg, Virginia. Louisianian Tiger by Pierre Albert LerouxZouave de la Louisiane - Pierre Albert LerouxSergeant Henry G. Lillibridge of Co. H, 10th Rhode Island Infantry Regiment, in zouave uniform with saber bayoneted rifleManhattan Rifles recruiting poster, 1862Colls ZouavesColls ZouavesAn unknown private, supposedly with the 114th Pennsylvania (Collis Zouaves)How cool is a name like the Zouaves of Death?1888 French ZouaveFrench colonial Zouaves on maneuvers with M1886 Lebel rifles, in 1909Posed shot of french zouaves firing hotchkiss machinegun note the assistant gunnner catching brass in canvas feedbucketAutochrome of a French Zouave eating a meal, Valbonne, 1913. He is wearing medals for service in Tunisia and MoroccoEvolution of Zouave dress from 1830 to 1955Italian soldiers stand guard at Chiaiano cave a quarter of Naples on 10 July 2008. The cave was declared by the Italian government a military zone and is to become the site for a new rubbish dump. Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, elected in April, promised to resolve the overall rubbish crisis in three years, and his conservative government has begun opening 10 new dumps under military guard in the region. AFP PHOTO / FRANCESCO PISCHETOLANorth African deployed Spanish Regulares

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    THE GERMAN SCIENCE OF ARSON: INCENDIARY DISKS CARRIED BY THE KAISER’S SOLDIERS—A SPECIMEN BEFORE AND DURING IGNITION. “It is clear that the German incendiary outrages in Belgium and France were premeditated, and German scientists devised special apparatus for setting fire to buildings. Our informant, who bought some incendiary disks from a German soldier near Antwerp, […]

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    Here at LSOZI, we are going to take off every Wednesday for a look at the old steam/diesel navies of the 1859-1946 time period and will profile a different ship each week. These ships have a life, a tale all of their own, which sometimes takes them to the strangest places. – Christopher Eger Warship […]

    laststandonzombieislandOil Painting by Kenneth King, National Maritime Museum of IrelandStateLibQld_1_150259_Cymric_(ship)laststandonzombieislandOil Painting by Kenneth King, National Maritime Museum of IrelandStateLibQld_1_150259_Cymric_(ship)"The Q-ship Prize in action against U-93 on 30 April 1917", painting by Arthur J Lloyd, from Scars of the Heart exhibition, Auckland War Memorial MuseumJ6 (not U-6)338332StateLibQld_1_150271_Cymric_(ship)Oil painting by Kenneth King in the National Maritime Museum of Ireland depicting the moments after the SS Irish Oak, a 8500-ton steamer and one of the largest in Irish service, was torpedoed mid-Atlantic by U-607 in 1943-- whose commander later told his bosses he targeted the vessel because he just knew it was a decoy Q-ship. 1memorial3j6 conning tower

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    Today the U.S. military issues suppressors from SureFire, Gemtech, AAC and others almost routinely as they help with accuracy, flash reduction (very important in combat–especally at night) and, oh yeah, sound suppression. In fact the new Army Modular Handgun contract tender calls for a “suppressor kit” to include higher than normal sights and a threaded […]

    laststandonzombieislandThe Moore (top) compared to the Maxim on a U.S. M19036182A-JPG6335361614677369546182B-JPG6335361614678931945083A1761-JPG6335361611583860385083A-JPG633536161158386038Firing the 03 Springfield with the Maxim silencer, 1910. From left to right Hiram Maxim, Lieut. Col. Richard J. Goodman, and Capt. Earl D Churchmaxim suppressorWarner and Swazey M1913 Musket sight scope and Maxim M15 on star-gauge M1903laststandonzombieislandThe Moore (top) compared to the Maxim on a U.S. M19036182A-JPG6335361614677369546182B-JPG6335361614678931945083A1761-JPG6335361611583860385083A-JPG633536161158386038Firing the 03 Springfield with the Maxim silencer, 1910. From left to right Hiram Maxim, Lieut. Col. Richard J. Goodman, and Capt. Earl D Churchmaxim suppressorWarner and Swazey M1913 Musket sight scope and Maxim M15 on star-gauge M1903

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  • 09/14/15--05:00: RN surveys Jutland
  • Stunning new 3D scans have emerged from the largest naval battle in history showing the final resting place of a German Flagship. Looking like a small ridge at the bottom of the North Sea these images actually show SMS Lützow, Admiral Franz von Hipper’s Flagship, scuttled during the Battle of Jutland in 1916. The images […]

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    In the U.S. military’s more than 100-year flirtation with the Colt 1911, quite a few experimental variants were proposed but never adopted. How many of these do you recognize? Read the rest in my column at Guns.com

    laststandonzombieislandThe Colt 1911 Brastil laststandonzombieislandThe Colt 1911 Brastil "Golden Gun"The sheet metal monstrosity made by GMs Guide Lamp DivisionThe Cabanne Device 1911-- see that nob? Its the holster mountThe guns modded in 1917 to be full-auto-only for use in shooting down the Red Baron. See the sear?And this guy, who we've talked about before.

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    Here we have a Tula-made Mosin-Nagant M91/30 with a 1900 manufacture date that was reworked in the 1930s. H/T Hickok45

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  • 09/18/15--05:00: Missed it by that much
  • A closer look at two U.S. Ordnance Prototype Pistol designs that competed in the epic 1900s pistol trials that led to the adoption of the Colt M1911. Both are extremely rare guns made in the single digits. First is the Pierce-Hawkins, one of just two created at Springfield Armory from a design by Army Major […]

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    With the new-fangled Springfield M1903 rifle being issued to replace the mechanically interesting but wanting Krag rifle, late of the Spanish-American War, the U.S. Army was interested in looking at a host of accessories for the rifles including suppressors, lights, cutting edge bayonets and, as seen here, recoil reducers. The design of Mr. Samuel N. […]

    laststandonzombieislandMcLean Muzzle Brake 19031903 McLean Muzzle Brake5th U.S. Cavalry, the Black HIlls, 1877, photo by 2Lt. WC Brown(Brown)laststandonzombieislandMcLean Muzzle Brake 19031903 McLean Muzzle Brake5th U.S. Cavalry, the Black HIlls, 1877, photo by 2Lt. WC Brown(Brown)

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    While the British Isles suffered greatly in WWI, the Commonwealth nations of the larger Empire have something of an unsung history. India (which at the time included modern Pakistan and Myanmar) had 74,000 soldiers killed in the war with a further 65,000 wounded.  The Government in India was pushed close to bankruptcy because of the […]

    laststandonzombieislandwwi commonwealth armiesPortrait of an Indian cavalryman. Note the SMLE and saberphotos show the aftermath of a successful Gurkha assault on a German trench in France, September 1915 photos show the aftermath of a successful Gurkha assault on a German trench in France, September 1915 3photos show the aftermath of a successful Gurkha assault on a German trench in France, September 1915 2photos show the aftermath of a successful Gurkha assault on a German trench in France, September 1915Australian soldiers dressing the head wound of an injured comrade with his first aid field dressing, Gallipoli peninsula, Turkey, 1915.West Indian soldiers cleaning their rifles enfields smle wwiCanadians at the Second Battle of Ypres (Frezenberg) by artist William Barnes Wollen, 1915 in collection of Canadian Military MuseumRare and fascinating image of a South African fighting regiment in World War 1. Here South Africans from the 4th Regiment 'South African Scottish' perform a traditional 'African Tribal War Dance' with drawn bayonets and dancing in their distinctive 'Murray of Atholl' tartan kilts. The image was taken at the 'Bull Ring' in Etaples, France prior to the troops final deployment to trench warfare 18 June 1918. (Colourised by Royston Leonard from the UK) https://www.facebook.com/pages/Colourized-pictures-of-the-world-wars-and-other-periods-in-time/182158581977012laststandonzombieislandwwi commonwealth armiesPortrait of an Indian cavalryman. Note the SMLE and saberphotos show the aftermath of a successful Gurkha assault on a German trench in France, September 1915 photos show the aftermath of a successful Gurkha assault on a German trench in France, September 1915 3photos show the aftermath of a successful Gurkha assault on a German trench in France, September 1915 2photos show the aftermath of a successful Gurkha assault on a German trench in France, September 1915Australian soldiers dressing the head wound of an injured comrade with his first aid field dressing, Gallipoli peninsula, Turkey, 1915.West Indian soldiers cleaning their rifles enfields smle wwiCanadians at the Second Battle of Ypres (Frezenberg) by artist William Barnes Wollen, 1915 in collection of Canadian Military MuseumRare and fascinating image of a South African fighting regiment in World War 1. Here South Africans from the 4th Regiment 'South African Scottish' perform a traditional 'African Tribal War Dance' with drawn bayonets and dancing in their distinctive 'Murray of Atholl' tartan kilts. The image was taken at the 'Bull Ring' in Etaples, France prior to the troops final deployment to trench warfare 18 June 1918. (Colourised by Royston Leonard from the UK) https://www.facebook.com/pages/Colourized-pictures-of-the-world-wars-and-other-periods-in-time/182158581977012

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    Much as once a week I like to take time off to cover warships (Wednesdays), on Sunday, I like to cover military art and the painters, illustrators, sculptors, and the like that produced them. Combat Gallery Sunday: The Martial Art of Manuel García García Spanish maritime artist Manuel García García specializes in taking period black […]

    laststandonzombieislandspanish cruiser christopher colon bh garciasubmarine colombia Submarino DelfínAugust 7, 1889, at Dock No. 1 ArsenalCádiz) where the submarine Peral appears there I built and launched, with 6 crew membersCRUCERO ACORAZADO CARLOS V by Manuel García GarcíaEL CAÑONERO PELÍCANO DE LA ARMADA ESPAÑOLA by Manuel García GarcíaFRAGATA CATALUNA F 73 by Manuel García GarcíaSpanish cruiser CRUCERO ALMIRANTE CERVERA manuel garcia garciaF-RGM-baja ToninaSpanish CANONERO TORPEDERO DE LA ARMADA ESPANOLA TEMERARIO manuel garcia garciaSpanish gunboat CANONERO GENERAL LEZO manuel garcia garciaSpanish CRUCERO INFANTA ISABEL manuel garcia garciaSpanish EL CAnONERO MAC MAHoN gunboat 1888-1932 manuel garcia garciamanuel garcia garciacolor blanco negrolaststandonzombieislandspanish cruiser christopher colon bh garciasubmarine colombia Submarino DelfínAugust 7, 1889, at Dock No. 1 ArsenalCádiz) where the submarine Peral appears there I built and launched, with 6 crew membersCRUCERO ACORAZADO CARLOS V by Manuel García GarcíaEL CAÑONERO PELÍCANO DE LA ARMADA ESPAÑOLA by Manuel García GarcíaFRAGATA CATALUNA F 73 by Manuel García GarcíaSpanish cruiser CRUCERO ALMIRANTE CERVERA manuel garcia garciaF-RGM-baja ToninaSpanish CANONERO TORPEDERO DE LA ARMADA ESPANOLA TEMERARIO manuel garcia garciaSpanish gunboat CANONERO GENERAL LEZO manuel garcia garciaSpanish CRUCERO INFANTA ISABEL manuel garcia garciaSpanish EL CAnONERO MAC MAHoN gunboat 1888-1932 manuel garcia garciamanuel garcia garciacolor blanco negro

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    Here at LSOZI, we are going to take off every Wednesday for a look at the old steam/diesel navies of the 1859-1946 time period and will profile a different ship each week. These ships have a life, a tale all of their own, which sometimes takes them to the strangest places. – Christopher Eger Warship […]

    laststandonzombieislandPhoto colorized by irootoko_jr http://blog.livedoor.jp/irootoko_jr/Crew of Turret I on USS Utah B-31 in 1913 U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph # NH 103835 via Navweaps10848902_627090564062786_5712310177850010350_outah paper article 1911Formal raising of first flag of U.S. Veracruz 2 P.M. April 27, 1914 by sailors and Marines of the Utah and FloridaPhoto colorized by irootoko_jr http://blog.livedoor.jp/irootoko_jr/013134Photographed by George Winstead, probably immediately after her recommissioning on 1 April 1932, when Utah (AG-16) departed Norfolk on to train her engineers in using the new installations and for trials of her radio gear by which the ship could be controlled at varying rates of speed and changes of course maneuvers that a ship would conduct in battle. Her electric motors, operated by signals from the controlling ship, opened and closed throttle valves, moved her steering gear, and regulated the supply of oil to her boilers. In addition, a Sperry gyro pilot kept the ship on course. USN photo courtesy of Robert M. Cieri. Text courtesy of DANFS. Via NavsourceNote her missing guns and extensive deckingPainting by the artist Wayne Scarpaci showing the Utah (AG-16) being torpedoedCPO Peter Tomich, MOH10599517_665885670183275_468912854106677378_nuss utah still in pearl harborutah memorialMembers of the Navy Region Hawaii Ceremonial Guard march in formation at the conclusion of a ceremony in honor Pearl Harbor survivor Lt. Wayne Maxwell at the USS Utah Memorial on historic Ford Island. Maxwell was a 30-year Navy veteran and former crew member of the farragut-class destroyer USS Aylwin during the Dec. 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor. He was 93.1911 Via ship bucket http://www.shipbucket.com/Real%20Designs/United%20States%20of%20America/BB-31%20Utah%201911.png Plan, 1932 Via Navsource, notice one stack, no main gunslaststandonzombieislandPhoto colorized by irootoko_jr http://blog.livedoor.jp/irootoko_jr/Crew of Turret I on USS Utah B-31 in 1913 U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph # NH 103835 via Navweaps10848902_627090564062786_5712310177850010350_outah paper article 1911Formal raising of first flag of U.S. Veracruz 2 P.M. April 27, 1914 by sailors and Marines of the Utah and FloridaPhoto colorized by irootoko_jr http://blog.livedoor.jp/irootoko_jr/013134Photographed by George Winstead, probably immediately after her recommissioning on 1 April 1932, when Utah (AG-16) departed Norfolk on to train her engineers in using the new installations and for trials of her radio gear by which the ship could be controlled at varying rates of speed and changes of course maneuvers that a ship would conduct in battle. Her electric motors, operated by signals from the controlling ship, opened and closed throttle valves, moved her steering gear, and regulated the supply of oil to her boilers. In addition, a Sperry gyro pilot kept the ship on course. USN photo courtesy of Robert M. Cieri. Text courtesy of DANFS. Via NavsourceNote her missing guns and extensive deckingPainting by the artist Wayne Scarpaci showing the Utah (AG-16) being torpedoedCPO Peter Tomich, MOH10599517_665885670183275_468912854106677378_nuss utah still in pearl harborutah memorialMembers of the Navy Region Hawaii Ceremonial Guard march in formation at the conclusion of a ceremony in honor Pearl Harbor survivor Lt. Wayne Maxwell at the USS Utah Memorial on historic Ford Island. Maxwell was a 30-year Navy veteran and former crew member of the farragut-class destroyer USS Aylwin during the Dec. 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor. He was 93.1911 Via ship bucket http://www.shipbucket.com/Real%20Designs/United%20States%20of%20America/BB-31%20Utah%201911.png Plan, 1932 Via Navsource, notice one stack, no main guns

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    The Great War Day by Day is an illustration blog about the First World War (1914-1918) that delves into the conflict daily with a graphic that takes the reader back in time to today’s date 100 years ago. At the time known as the Great War but better known to history as World War I, […]

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    In the 1860s, the Swiss government went looking for a rifle that would replace older percussion muskets and elevate them into the revolution in worldwide military arms ushered in with the U.S. Civil War. What they came up with saw extended service for the next 80 years in one form or another and was one […]

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    Here at LSOZI, we are going to take off every Wednesday for a look at the old steam/diesel navies of the 1859-1946 time period and will profile a different ship each week. These ships have a life, a tale all of their own, which sometimes takes them to the strangest places. – Christopher Eger Warship […]

    laststandonzombieislandapache 2As Galveston, completed. Note the twin stacksRoot, USCG Photo1900 galvestonAfter refit as Apache, note single stackCoast Guard cutter apachelaststandonzombieislandapache 2As Galveston, completed. Note the twin stacksRoot, USCG Photo1900 galvestonAfter refit as Apache, note single stackCoast Guard cutter apache

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