Wednesday, November 18, 2009

USS Monongahela underway again

I know few will care beyond me..... but I actually caught this news on the local NPR station where it was local news this morning.  The USS Monongahela was indeed underway for the first time in a decade after having broken away from her moorings due to storms on the east coast last week.   The ship is awaiting being made into razor blades.

I just wonder if anyone showed any civic support for the USS Mon while it was operating.  The USS Pittsburgh is a submarine out there today and gets suppport from the local Navy League. People remember past ships, some even write about them.  Even ships like the SS McKeesport will occassionally get a little love from folks like Togyer.  But what about ships named for rivers? I bet few paid much attention to the USS Mon.  It even turns out to be the third ship named for the Mon since the Civil War. Who knew?


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe if it were the USS Roethlisberger...

Thursday, November 19, 2009 11:47:00 AM  
Blogger Ms. Monongahela, Ms. Chief Editor said...

A great name.

Saturday, November 21, 2009 10:17:00 AM  

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