Museum Ships Series V: HMS Implacable

"Never Again." Frank Carr, World Ship Trust  The Sunken Museum Ship The fifth ship in the Museum Ships Series is the former HMS Implacable. Although never formally placed on display to the public as a museum ship, the attempts were made to preserve Implacable as a museum ship. Just like the Implacable lost to the HMS Victory as the Dugay-Trouin … Continue reading Museum Ships Series V: HMS Implacable

Milwaukee’s Missing Lightship LV-95

What does Missing Mean? When confronted with the words "Missing Ship" we usually conjure up the dramatic mental image of a ship trying to make its way through a terrific storm only to eventually be overcome by the seas and plunge to the bottom never to be seen again. In the case of LV-95, the ship … Continue reading Milwaukee’s Missing Lightship LV-95

Museum Ships Series IV: The Admiral

"Ships and boats are made to operate, they're not made to sit around and be museum pieces...unless you're the federal government with unlimited resources that can maintain the USS Constitution, it's not feasible to maintain an "old ship."" Bill Klein, St. Louis Marine The Museum Ship That Never Was  The third ship in the museum ships series … Continue reading Museum Ships Series IV: The Admiral

What’s In A Name? The Coast Guard Cutter Taney

Introduction: Commemoration Versus Historic Preservation "History is serious business and we have an obligation to confront the complex and difficult chapters of our past." Stephanie Meeks, President, National Trust for Historic Preservation With the recent "Alt-Right" KKK, and neo-nazi rally in Charlottesville, Virginia there has been a flurry of removal of Confederate monuments across the … Continue reading What’s In A Name? The Coast Guard Cutter Taney

Museum Ships Series I: The Falls of Clyde

Introduction To Museum Ships Series One of the reasons that I started this blog is that I wanted to discuss museum ships and the preservation issues inherent with them. Namely, I began this writing venture with the desire to write a series of case studies on museum ships that have failed and discuss why they … Continue reading Museum Ships Series I: The Falls of Clyde