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Land Battleship USS Recruit

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Greetings all,

 

     so did you know that in 1917 the United states navy built a full size wooden battleship in the middle of Manhattan? It was called the USS Recruit and was used as a training ship and as a recruiting  headquarters. She was a fully rigged battleship and was actually commissioned in 1917 by the US Navy but was decommissioned in 1920 and was taken down.  A little know interesting part of USA's history right there... you really do learn something new everyday! Hope you enjoyed this one have a good day! :)

 

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I want that in my damn backyard.....

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I want that in my damn backyard.....

 

dont think it'd fit mate :teethhappy:

 

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 The New York Times reported at the time that the "Landship" had helped the U.S. Navy recruit 25,000 men into the service—625 times the size of her own crew, and enough to crew twenty-eight Nevada-class battleships!!

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I wonder how many NY men joined the navy because of this later on, I can only imagine given the era and how absolutely cool a kid would find this. It's like the cartoon GI Joe and it's toys only in the early 20th century.

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I wonder how many NY men joined the navy because of this later on, I can only imagine given the era and how absolutely cool a kid would find this. It's like the cartoon GI Joe and it's toys only in the early 20th century.

 

I agree, young boy takes vacation with family to New York, sees 300ft. wooden battleship.. what little boy wouldn't obsess over one day sailing on an actual battleship after an experience like that!

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Land Lock Ship 1, was the official designation for the USN Blockhouse at the White Sands Missile Range in the early 60's. It was used in the Talos missile system development. On the side near the launcher was painted silhouettes of several different types of target drones that were killed with direct hits. The silhouettes also included 3 B17s & 1 Jackrabbit.  

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It would fit just fine in my backyard....

 

same, might have to clear some trees...

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Along the lines,  the US built a mock up of the Bismarck in preparations of sinking it.

 

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nice find never knew that existed where is that located at? 

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nice find never knew that existed where is that located at? 

 

A quick search on the coordinates so kindly included in the picture turns up White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico.

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