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USS Enterprise (1775, 1776, 1799, 1831, CV 6, CVN 65)
USS Seawolf (SS 197, SSN 575, SSN 21)
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 USS Prairie (1890)
Prairie, formerly Morgan Liner S.S. El Sol, was built in 1890 by William Cramp and Sons, Philadelphia, Pa. She was purchased by the Navy 6 April 1898 from the Southern Pacific Co., and commissioned 8 April 1898 at New York, Comdr.
Prairie was converted into an auxiliary cruiser and assigned at first to the Northern Patrol Squadron and later to the North Atlantic Fleet.
Prairie was placed in reserve commission 23 March 1899 and cruised with the Naval Militia off the Atlantic coast until she decommissioned at New York 18 February 1901.
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 USS POLLUX AKS-2 and AKS-4
Shortly after reporting aboard the USS POLLUX he was promoted to CSK (SKC) because of his former military experience as a Sergeant Major in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves and his longshore experience.
His career naval highlight was being a plank owner of the USS Arkansas and as Command Master Chief of the USS San Diego.
He also served aboard the USS Tolavara (AO-64) and was discharged in May 1960 as a SK2.
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USS Boston (1776, 1776, 1799, 1825, 1884, CA-69, SSN-703)
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 Illinois - Encyclopedia.WorldSearch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
The USS Illinois was named in honor of this state.
Southward and westward, the second major division is Central Illinois, an area of rolling hills and flat prairie.
Known as the Land of Lincoln, it is characterized by small towns and mid-sized cities.
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 Texas - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Hill Country and Edwards Plateau, a hilly rocky area in central Texas bordered on the east by the Balcones Fault zone and Blackland Prairie.
Four ships of the United States Navy have borne the name USS Texas in honor of the state.
Famous for their role in the history of Texas law enforcement, the Texas Rangers continue today to provide special law enforcement services to the state.
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Philip Blanch, a Landsman aboard the USS Prairie Bird, died on February 1 1896, and is buried at the Vicksburg National Cemetery.
Buried at Proprietors' Cemetery, Portsmouth, N.H. Francis Briggs, Quartermaster, USS Dale, was born in Dover, Massachusetts, and enlisted July 15, 1861, at Portsmouth, as Seaman.
Thomas Addison Knowlton, USS Wabash, was born in Rockport, Massachusetts, and died at the age of 102, at Ashland, Massachusetts, on February 14, 1940.
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 Auxiliary cruiser Prairie   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
PRAIRIE was an auxiliary Cruiser outfitted for use in the Spanish American War.
As the Navy prepared for the Spanish American War, the vessel was purchased from the Southern Pacific Co. on April 6, 1898 and outfitted as an auxiliary cruiser.
PRAIRIE was decommissioned for the last time on November 22, 1922 at San Diego, California.
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 USN Ships--USS PRAIRIE (AD-5)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
USS Prairie, a 6620-ton auxiliary cruiser, was built in 1890 at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, as a merchant steamer.
She decommissioned in November 1922 and was sold in June 1923.
Ship outboard of her is probably USS Prairie.
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 List of ships of the United States Navy - Gurupedia
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 Ohio - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The U.S. Navy has named several ships USS Ohio in honor of this state.
Production of aircraft in the USA is now centered elsewhere, but a large experimental and design facility, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base has been located near Dayton and serves in the co-ordination of production of US military aircraft.
On the base are located Wright Hill and Huffman Prairie, where many of the earliest aerodynamic experiments of the Wright brothers were performed.
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 Chicago, Illinois
The area was so named because of the smell of rotting marshland onions that used to cover it.
Four ships called the USS Chicago were named after the city by the U.S. Navy.
The prairie bog nature of the area provided a fertile ground for disease carrying insects.
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 USS Prairie - free-definition   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
Two ships of the United States Navy have been named USS Prairie, after the grassland prairie.
The first Prairie was an auxiliary cruiser purchased in 1898 for the Spanish-American War, and in periodic service until sold in 1923.
The second Prairie (AD-15) was a destroyer tender in service from 1940 to 1993.
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He was detached from the USS Cincinnati 17 February 1899, and on 18 February 1899, joined the USS Massachusetts, to command the Marine Guard.
On 23 October 1903, the battalion, with Maj Lejeune in command, was transferred to the USS Dixie.
From 16 December 1903 to 21 December 1904, Maj Lejeune was on duty ashore on the Isthmus of Panama in command of this battalion, leaving there on the latter date on board the USS Yankee.
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At the expiration of a two-year cruise as a cadet midshipman he was commissioned a second lieutenant in the Marine Corps on 1 July 1890.
Second Lieutenant Lejeune reported for duty on 31 August 1890 at the Marine Barracks, New York, serving at that post until he was detached, joining Marine Barracks, Norfolk, Virginia, on 3 November 1890.
He disembarked at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, on 8 June 1912 and was in command of the District of Santiago from 9 June to 14 July 1912.
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 HCGS - Hillsboro Church of Christ Cemetery - Prairie Township
Prairie Township, Henry County, IN On the 28th day of November, 1840, at a meeting at the house of Clement Murphey, for the purpose of more fully organizing said church in accordance with law, duly appointed the following trustees; Ashael Woodward, Benjamin Harvey, Clement Murphey, Nathan Cannaday and William Millikan.
On the 12th day of December, 1840, (Deed book J, page #314) Clement Murphey in consideration that the church will build and erect a meetinghouse there on and designate a burying ground thereon, does give and grant the one acre, more or less, to the afore mentioned trustees.
This last year (2002) funds were running low and there was talk of turning it over to the Prairie township trustees to maintain.
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 A US Navy Destroyer Tender History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
Prairie (AD-5), formerly Morgan Liner SS El Sol, was built in 1890 by William Cramp and Sons, Philadelphia, PA. She was purchased by the Navy 6 April 1898 from the Southern Pacific Co., and commissioned 8 April 1898 at New York, Comdr.
During the Spanish-American War, she served in Cuban waters July and August 1898, and returned to Fore River, MA, 28 August.
Converted to a destroyer tender in late 1917, Prairie served as one during World War I. Prairie decommissioned 22 November 1922 at San Diego, CA, and was struck from the Navy List.
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 Mark Byron
Of course, the family has a prairie dog companion and all the children are above average.
Manitoba and Saskatchewan are the Dakotas and Iowa, home of prairie populism with a bit of a religious streak; the populism can swing left or right.
Eileen's warned me to stay away from the prairie dogs when we head north later this month; we've got a monkeypox outbreak in the western Great Lakes region.
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 Scots and Scots Descendants - McD-Mu
Proceeding under orders up the Yazoo River, the U.S.S. Baron De Kalb, with the object of capturing or destroying the enemy's transports, came upon the steamers John Walsh, R. Locklan, Golden Age, and the Scotland, sunk on a bar where they were ordered burned.
Was in the grain business in England; came to US and from 1883 to 1903 was with the Chicago, Wilmington and Vermillion Coal Co., first as accountant and paymaster and afterward as general sales agt.; in 1903, organized the Interstate Coal and Coke Co., of which was pres.
In 1890, his widow appealed to the Honorable Wallace Bruce for help in getting her pension from the U.S. government.
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 Text Only Version of Santa Clara County, California -- National Register of Historic Places Travel Itinerary
However, his Prairie style house, touted as the first indigenous American architecture and the basis of much modern design, had far wider reaching influence in California.
Wright's typical prairie house was long and horizontal in form with low-pitched hip roofs and wide projecting eaves, a central portion of the house rising slightly higher than the flanking wings, with banks of windows and wide-open floor plans and large central hearth.
During the brief period that the U.S.S. Macon was based at Moffett from October 1933 until it was lost at sea in February 1935, Number One not only accommodated the giant airship but several smaller non-rigid LTA craft simultaneously.
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 Herman Osman Stickney, Rear Admiral, United States Navy
He was Assistant Engineer, U.S. Navy, July 1, 1890; transferred to the line and promoted through the grades to Rear Admiral, December 22, 1919.
He covered the landing of the 21st with the guns of the USS Prairie, and throughout the attack and occupation rendered important assistance to our forces on shore with his 3-inch battery."
Stickney covered the landing of the 21st with the guns of the Prairie, and throughout the attack and occupation, rendered important assistance to our forces on shore with his 3-inch battery.
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 USS Prairie I
During the SpanishAmerican War, she served in Cuban waters July and August 1898, and returned to Fore R*er, Mass., 28 August.
Prairie was placed in reserve commission 23 March 1899
Converted to a destroyer tender in late 1917, Prairie served as one during World War I. Prairie decommissioned 22 November 1922 at San Diego, Calif., and was struck from the Navy List.
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 The FReeper Foxhole Remembers Robert James Dicken, C.S.M. - USS SIMS (5/7/1942) - May 7th, 2003   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
During the forenoon of May 7, 1942, while acting as anti-submarine escort for, and patrolling station ahead of the U.S.S. Neosho (AO-23), the U.S.S. Sims was attacked and sunk by Japanese bombers in the Coral Sea.
USS Kitty Hawk sailors “man the rails” as the carrier returns from 103 days at sea.
USS Kitty Hawk sailors look on as their home port of Yokosuka comes into view Tuesday morning.
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 27 Oct History: This Date
This racial imbalance is also present in the 2890 prisoners under sentence of death in 1994 — 42% of the prisoners on death row are African-American, while only 13% of the total US population is African-American.
The destroyer USS Beale drops depth charges on Soviet submarine B-59, one of four at the quarantine line.
Prairie and plains farmers quickly discovered that Glidden's wire was the cheapest, strongest, and most durable way to fence their property.
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 DRAFT - Minnesota's Submerged Cultural Resources Plan
The first mention of navigation on the Red River by Euroamericans is of a journey to Prairie du Chien and back by members of the Selkirk settlement.
Located in Duluth, near the end of Minnesota Point, the USS Essex (1874 - 1931) is a navy gunboat that was intentionally burned and sunk in shallow water.
One of the most pressing of the issues surrounding the USS Essex is the possibility of catastrophic destruction.
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 11 Dec History: This Date
Unlike many of his imitators in Wild West shows and movies, William Frederick Cody actually played an important role in the western settlement that he later romanticized and celebrated.
Impressed by his young guide's calm competence and stories of dramatic fights with Indians, Buntline made Cody the hero of a highly imaginative Wild West novel published in 1869.
When a stage version of the novel debuted in Chicago as The Scouts of the Prairie, Buntline convinced Cody to abandon his real-life western adventures to play a highly exaggerated version of himself in the play.
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The Red River The first mention of navigation on the Red River by Euroamericans is of a journey to Prairie du Chien and back by members of the Selkirk settlement.
The heyday of this traffic was the period between 1890 and 1910, as vessels made regular runs between Kenora on Lake of the Woods and International Falls/Fort Frances.
Preservation Issues One of the most pressing of the issues surrounding the USS Essex is the possibility of catastrophic destruction.
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 The Destructor -100 Years
By 1890 there were over 1,000 torpedo boats throughout the world and the US was about to launch their first.
By the end of the war the U.S. had the largest destroyer fleet in the world, but the Disarmament Treaty of 1922 caused more than 200 of these valiant ships to be decommissioned while 40 more were scrapped.
The US had been preparing for the disarmament treaty and in 1921 Commander H. Jenson, the commanding officer of USS Prairie, a destroyer tender, was ordered to San Diego and directed to prepare the site for receipt of World War I destroyers scheduled for decommissioning.
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 Ohio -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
The (The navy of the United States of America; maintains and trains and equips combat-ready naval forces) US Navy has named several ships (additional info and facts about USS Ohio) USS Ohio in honor of this state.
Ohio, the region north of the Ohio River and south of the (A group of 5 lakes in central North America) Great Lakes, was originally controlled by various native tribes.
While the actual production of aircraft in the USA is now centered elsewhere, a large experimental and design facility, (additional info and facts about Wright-Patterson Air Force Base) Wright-Patterson Air Force Base has been located near Dayton and serves in the co-ordination of production of US military aircraft.
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 The Walsh Family of Spalding, Nebraska
Louis served in the Navy during the Spanish American War and is incorrectly identified in the History of Spalding as having been killed in the explosion of the USS Maine.
Life for a pioneer on the prairie was difficult and the family undoubtedly had a hard life.
For example, Catharine was always pregnant and when she had to make the long walk to town she would be carrying a child on each arm and one on the way.
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 Save America's Treasures 2000 grants list
The USS Missouri is the last bombardment battleship to be completed for the United States Navy, as well as the last that remained in service.
Funding will enable the USS Missouri Memorial Association to address these issues and enable this popular historic ship to remain available to the public.
A National Historic Landmark, the Woodbury County Courthouse is the largest Prairie School style structure in the nation.
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