Battle Flag Of Balao

Date:
C. 1945
Location:
805 Kidder Breese Street SE,District of Columbia,Washington,20374
Identifier:
2011.021.0001
Institution:
National Museum of the U.S. Navy
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Battle Flag Of Spot

Date:
C. 1940s
Location:
805 Kidder Breese Street SE,District of Columbia,Washington,20374
Identifier:
201.021.0003
Institution:
National Museum of the U.S. Navy
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Battle Flag Of Gurnard

Date:
C. 1940s

Launched 1 June 1942, Gurnard first patrolled the Bay of Biscay for German blockade runners. By 12 June 1943 she was transferred to the Pacific Ocean. There, Gurnard received six battle stars and the Navy Unit Commendation, while her captain, Lieutenant Commander C.H. Andrews, earned the Navy Cross. Gurnard had one of the highest single patrol tonnage scores during World War II--29,700 tons. Her battle flag shows that she destroyed 12 combatant and merchant vessels. The flag also records the total tonnage of the ships sunk. Read more »

Location:
805 Kidder Breese Street SE,District of Columbia,Washington,20374
Identifier:
2011.021.0002
Institution:
National Museum of the U.S. Navy

Submarine Toilet Valve

Date:
C. 1940s
Location:
805 Kidder Breese Street SE,District of Columbia,Washington,20374
Identifier:
2011.021.0005
Institution:
National Museum of the U.S. Navy
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Admiral Rickover

Creator:
Dina Lee Steiner

Hyman George Rickover, the father of the nuclear navy and a colorful, controversial man; served the United States Navy for 64 years. During World War II, he served in the Bureau of Ships in Washington D.C., as head of the electrical section. After the war, Rickover pushed for nuclear propulsion in submarines. Using his influence with Secretary of the Navy John L. Sullivan, he helped create a Nuclear Power Division within the Bureau of Ships. Rickover lobbied hard for the first nuclear-powered sub-marine, Nautilus. Read more »

Description (physical):

Material: Bronze.

Location:
805 Kidder Breese Street SE,District of Columbia,Washington,20374
Identifier:
2011.021.0006
Institution:
National Museum of the U.S. Navy

Battle Flag Of The Flying Fish

Date:
C. 1940s
Location:
805 Kidder Breese Street SE,District of Columbia,Washington,20374
Identifier:
2011.021.0004
Institution:
National Museum of the U.S. Navy
credits:
Courtesy of Vice Admiral Glynn R. Donaho
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Uss <i>Hartford</i> Eyebolts

Simple pieces of iron hardware, eyebolts served many essential functions on board warships like Hartford. They acted as guides or anchors for standing and running rigging on ships and their boats. The cables attached to gun carriages and ship bulwarks were tied to eyebolts, allowing the crewmen to control the recoil of the ship's guns.

Location:
805 Kidder Breese Street SE,District of Columbia,Washington,20374
Identifier:
2011.0672.0080
Institution:
National Museum of the U.S. Navy

Charles Melville's Medal of Honor

Location:
805 Kidder Breese Street SE,District of Columbia,Washington,20374
Identifier:
2011.0672.0077
Institution:
National Museum of the U.S. Navy
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Thomas O'Connell's Medal of Honor

Location:
805 Kidder Breese Street SE,District of Columbia,Washington,20374
Identifier:
2011.0672.0076
Institution:
National Museum of the U.S. Navy
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The Sinking Of The <i>Cumberland</i>

Creator:
J.O. Davidson, artist; J. Duthie, engraver

Fatally rammed by Virginia, the sloop Cumberland fired futilely on the ironclad until rising waters forced the crew to abandon the guns.

Location:
805 Kidder Breese Street SE,District of Columbia,Washington,20374
Identifier:
2011.0672.0067
Institution:
National Museum of the U.S. Navy