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Why We Strive to Learn from our Past

USS Iowa raising her anchor, as she prepares to move from Bayonne, New Jersey, to Gravesend Bay, 29 March 1943. U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.

By Sam Cox (Rear Adm. U.S. Navy Retired) Director, Naval History and Heritage Command Editor’s note: This is part of a larger blog series to inform readers about the important mission our nation’s Historic Naval Ships serve. You can read about more about USS Iowa here, about USS Olympia here and USS Texas here. There …

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USS Olympia Standing the Test of Time

olor tinted postcard of USS Olympia (C 6) published in the early 1900s.

By Sam Cox, Rear Adm., U.S. Navy (Retired), Director, Naval History and Heritage Command   Earlier this month, I had the opportunity to make my first visit to the historic ship USS Olympia (C 6). Berthed at the Independence Seaport Museum in Philadelphia, she is truly representative of the beginning …

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