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Pyrate Captain19 Jun 2022 4:47 a.m. PST

May her proud record and heroic demise always be remembered.

"Roll Alabama, Roll"

Wackmole919 Jun 2022 6:00 a.m. PST

Shouldn't it be USS Kearsarge day. or how about to the 68 ships in 22 months it destroyed before being sunk by the USS Kearsarge.

lloydthegamer Supporting Member of TMP19 Jun 2022 8:13 a.m. PST

That's an odd ship to be remembering.

Aapsych2019 Jun 2022 10:58 a.m. PST

And a very odd day on which to recall a confederate symbol.

Telling us something about yourself, perhaps, Pyrate Captain?

Personal logo David Manley Supporting Member of TMP19 Jun 2022 12:54 p.m. PST

@Lloyd, people are keen to remember the Bismarck, so this should be no surprise

Personal logo ColCampbell Supporting Member of TMP19 Jun 2022 1:04 p.m. PST

Odd only because it is "Juneteenth" in the US. The Css Alabama was sunk by the USS Kearsarge on June 19.


SgtPain19 Jun 2022 2:31 p.m. PST

Three cheers for the U.S.S Kearsarge, may her exploits live on forever! :-)

377CSG Supporting Member of TMP19 Jun 2022 4:38 p.m. PST

Roll "0290" Roll built in secret, in my ancestors city, Birken head, England. Sturdy warship and brave crew.

Cloudy20 Jun 2022 8:21 p.m. PST

The Alabama Hills on the East side of the Sierra Nevada here in California were named by Confederate sympathizers. Kearsarge Mine, Kearsarge Pass and Kearsarge Peak were named by the supporters of the Union. It is a good reminder of our history and divisive times. Mt. Whitney is close and not too far up the 395 is Manzanar – another reminder of our past.

I had feared that some folks would try to rename the Alabama Hills as I recall reading on a website a year or two ago but I didn't find anything on it the last time I looked…

Pyrate Captain02 Jul 2022 7:09 p.m. PST

Thank God they didn't Cloudy,…yet.

Pyrate Captain02 Jul 2022 7:12 p.m. PST

Aapsych, I think under slightly different conditions, you may have been dawghoused.

In any case, I'm just an historian of the Confederate States Navy. I didn't pick the date.

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