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Benjamin Harrison - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Mikasa vs Oslyabya, May 27, 1905 Russo-Japanese War

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That time artists camouflaged WWI battleships with psychedelic paint

Dazzle ships -- You've never seen camouflage like this before!

USS Olympia (C-6) - this protected cruiser was Admiral George Dewey's flagship at the Battle of Manila Bay. Aboard this ship he uttered the famous command "You may fire when you are ready, Gridley," to Olympia's captain. Sadly, the ship is decaying at her wharf in Philadelphia for lack of funds. Current talk is that the ship will be towed away and scuttled at sea. A better fate would be to restore the ship and moor her in concrete like the Japanese have done with the contemporary…

Benjamin Harrison - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

great white fleet | The Arrival of the Great White Fleet

Benjamin Harrison (August 20, 1833 – March 13, 1901) born in North Bend, Ohio, & moved to Indianapolis, Indiana, at age 21, eventually becoming a prominent politician there. During the American Civil War, he served the Union as a brigadier general in the XX Corps of the Army of the Cumberland. After the war, he unsuccessfully ran for the governorship of Indiana & was elected to the U.S. Senate by the Indiana legislature, later the 23rd President of the United States (1889–1893).

HMS Warrior 1860, Britain's first Ironclad. Propulsion mixed steam and sail, as she could not carry enough fuel to cross the world, and, unlike the wind, coal cost money! This vessel was restored in Hartlepool by many of the same craftspeople who worked on Trincomalee, and is now berthed at Portsmouth.