U.S. Field Surgical Kit

Date:
ca. 1917
Description (physical):

(folded) L: 6'' W: 3 1/4'' D: 1 1/2'' (open) L: 10 3/4" W: 9"

Location:
500 S Bronough St,Florida,Tallahassee,32399
Identifier:
H-165
Institution:
Museum of Florida History
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S.S. Aphrodite

Date:
Early 1900s
Creator:
Jess Welt
Publisher/Studio:
Jess Welt

Built in 1898 at Bath Iron Works, ME she was one of the largest steam yachts ever built in the US. Built for Oliver Payne, she served in WWI until 1919. In 1920 she was owned by Harry Payne Whitney.

Location:
1029 Waterman Avenue East Providence, Rhode Island 02914
Identifier:
SSHSA_JWT_GN_00255
Institution:
The Steamship Historical Society of America

Alden

Date:
1914-1919
Creator:
Edward O. Clark
Publisher/Studio:
Edward O. Clark

WWI commercial vessel, bow/port side, docked

Location:
1029 Waterman Avenue East Providence, Rhode Island 02914
Identifier:
SSHSA_EOC_SL_07809
Institution:
The Steamship Historical Society of America

Captain William S. Sims (1858-1936)

Date:
1913
Creator:
Nathan M. Miller (1875 – 1975)
Description (physical):

Oil on canvas. H: 69.5", W: 42".

Location:
686 Cushing Road,Rhode Island,Newport,02841
Identifier:
1976.23.01
Institution:
Naval War College Museum
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USS Olympia, Oldest Steel Warship Afloat

Date:
1892

The Olympia (C-6) is the oldest steel warship afloat anywhere in the world and the sole surviving naval ship of the Spanish-American War. She served as flagship of Commodore George Dewey's fleet during the Spanish-American War, and is a veteran of World War I.

Dewey delivered his famous order, "You may fire when you are ready, Gridley," on Olympia's decks on May 1, 1898 in Manila Bay in the Philippines. The attack devastated the Spanish fleet, helping to catapult the United States into the role of superpower. Read more »

Description (physical):

Length: 344 feet
Beam: 53 feet
Displacement: 5,870 tons
Crew: 33 Officers, 396 enlisted men
Top Speed: 22 knots (25mph)
Coal Consumption at Top Speed: 633 lbs./minute

Location:
Philadelphia, PA
Institution:
Independence Seaport Museum

Model Of The USS Pennsylvania

Considerably larger than previous American armored cruisers, USS Pennsylvania was commissioned on March 9, 1905. Pennsylvania contributed to the beginnings of naval aviation. This model captures the historic landing by an airplane onto a ship made by Eugene Ely on January 18, 1911. Renamed Pittsburgh on August 27, 1912, Read more »

Description (physical):

Scale of model: 1/4" to 1'. Original ship dimensions: Length 503' 11"; Beam 69' 7"; Draft 24' 1"; Displacement 13,400 tons; Speed 22 knots.

Location:
805 Kidder Breese Street SE,District of Columbia,Washington,20374
Identifier:
2011.0672.0003
Institution:
National Museum of the U.S. Navy

Model Of USS Cheyenne, Last US Monitor

Laid down in San Francisco, California, in 1898 and first commissioned in 1902 as USS Wyoming, the monitor initially underwent trials and exercises off the West Coast. Steaming south, she protected American citizens and interests during the Colombian civil war. Out of commission from 1905 to 1908, Wyoming returned to service to partake in a major experiment. She was refitted with oil-burning equipment and renamed Cheyenne. Her success was a breakthrough for the U.S. Navy because oil was a much more effective fuel than coal. Read more »

Description (physical):

Scale of model: 1/4" to 1'. Original ship dimensions: Length 255' 1"; Beam 50'; Draft 12' 6"; Displacement 3,225 tons; Speed 12 knots.

Location:
805 Kidder Breese Street SE,District of Columbia,Washington,20374
Identifier:
2011.0672.0002
Institution:
National Museum of the U.S. Navy

Split Trail Carriage And Griffen Ordnance Rifle

Date:
1928

The T-1 was the first U.S. split trail carriage design. The split trail was one of a number of design features learned from captured German artillery pieces in World War I. The principal advantage to the split trail was its elimination of the problems caused with the box carriage when firing the gun at high angles. The split trail carriage developed into the M1 carriage, which was used on the M2 Howitzer, the most widely used U.S. gun of World War II. As with most U.S. guns of the 1920s and 1930s, it has a M1897 75mm barrel and recoil system.

Location:
1713 Southwest 11th Street Lawton, OK 73501
Identifier:
2010.7100.0004
Institution:
National Artillery Museum

World War I Uniform Jacket

Earle B. Taylor wore this jacket during World War I while he served in the Tank Corps in the United States and Europe. US Army M-1912 issue, size 6 regular 38; waist 34; length 28 1/4 ; sleeve 32 inches. Taylor took his training under Captain Dwight D. Eisenhower at Camp Colt, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, the Army Tank Corps Training Center.  This was Eisenhower’s first independent command.

Description (physical):

Wool, bronze (buttons). L 77.0, W 78.0, D 10.5 (approx) cm

Location:
250 Eisenhower Farm Drive Gettysburg,Pennsylvania 17325
Identifier:
ENHS 15835
Institution:
Eisenhower National Historic Site