Did you know that the state of Washington has at least 40 ships named after the state, its cities, places and people? Take a look at the current issue of The Sextant which features an article on the “Naval History of Washington State.” You can access the article published by The Naval History and Heritage Command (NHHC) here. The command is located at the Washington Navy Yard, D.C. and is headed by the Director of Naval History, Rear Adm. Samuel J. Cox, U.S. Navy (Retired).
Also, with NOUS Northwest’s upcoming recognition brunch of the 75th Anniversary of the Battle of Midway coming up this Saturday, June 10, you can also access a great deal of Midway history from NHHC by clicking here.
Recap of Midway event from earlier post: “The Naval Order (NOUS), Northwest Commandery is hosting a brunch on Saturday, June 10 to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Midway. The event will be held on Naval Station Everett at the All American Restaurant and will begin at 11:30 am. A video will be shown and an informative handout will be available to attendees. Cost of brunch is $8.95 per person. RSVP’s required. For additional information, please respond via the Contact tab above.”