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emckinney31 May 2021 10:29 a.m. PST

CBS News: Inside look at the U.S. Navy's huge warehouse of hidden treasures for display at new museum.


Grelber31 May 2021 3:56 p.m. PST

Fun link--have to go Google US Navy rail guns, though, since it looked like they might have one in the back ground.


LostPict Supporting Member of TMP31 May 2021 4:32 p.m. PST

They have a lot of cool things. I have been to both of their current museums many times. When I was stationed at the Navy Yard, we did a number of ceremonies in their facilities including my retirement in Cold War museum. They have been working on a new place for years. Great to see its finally happening. OBTW, the gun in the background in the opening is a 14" Navy Railway gun from WWI. So far they don't have a railgun, yet.

emckinney31 May 2021 7:58 p.m. PST

"railguns (not)electromagnetic"

Zephyr131 May 2021 9:01 p.m. PST

Somewhere in those warehouses are barrels of salt pork and hardtack waiting to be issued since 1812… ;-)

donlowry03 Jun 2021 8:47 a.m. PST

Is that where the Ark of the Covenant is stored?

LostPict Supporting Member of TMP03 Jun 2021 9:53 p.m. PST

Yes it us. The Navy program I work on is working to transfer some artifacts to that warehouse. One of my stipulations is that they show me the ark when we bring them the swag.

Legion 404 Jun 2021 7:17 a.m. PST

Yeah … thought we saw this at the end of "Raiders of the Lost Ark" ?

John the OFM04 Jun 2021 8:24 a.m. PST

Ark for swag? It had better be darned good swag.

Legion 404 Jun 2021 2:20 p.m. PST

Maybe ? 🤔

Personal logo Old Contemptible Supporting Member of TMP04 Jun 2021 7:00 p.m. PST

The Navy has been a little slow with their state of the art museum. The Marine Corps, Army and of course the USAF had all built new state of the art museums. The Navy has a great aviation museum in Pensacola. I look forward to visiting their new one. The great thing about artifacts is that they all tell a story.

LostPict Supporting Member of TMP04 Jun 2021 7:14 p.m. PST

When I talked to the director about the future museum plans a while back, they wanted to include indoor floating exhibits for various small craft such as the Swift Boat that sits on the Anacostia waterfront, a Higgins boat, etc. Don't know if that it is still in the plans. Back then the obstacle was to find a suitable site for construction that Congress was willing to buy.

As for the Ark, I just want to see it when we deliver the goods. ;-)

OBTW, if you have never been, the exhibits include a large number of trophy cannons, the mast from one of the original frigates, a gundeck with carronades, a pile of aircraft, deck guns, scale construction models, uniforms, etc. from US Navy history including a Yokosuka MXY-7 Ohka flying bomb, the Trieste, a prototype A-bomb casing, an naval art museum, etc.

I took Billy Joel there when he visited the Navy Yard to do a free private concert for the Navy in the Sail Loft. He signed the log book with the simple words "This place is Sacred" to describe the experience. I could not agree more.

Legion 406 Jun 2021 4:55 p.m. PST

thumbs up

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