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|USS James K. Polk (SSBN/SSN-645), a Benjamin Franklin-class submarine, was the only ship of the United States Navy to be named for James K. Polk (1795–1849), the eleventh President of the United States. USS James K. Polk was initially a fleet ballistic missile submarine (SSBN), then converted to an attack submarine (SSN).|
On 9 January 1999, James K. Polk was deactivated at Norfol...
|USS Mariano G. Vallejo (SSBN-658), a Benjamin Franklin-class ballistic missile submarine, was named for Mariano Guadalupe Vallejo, a key proponent of California statehood.|
Mariano G. Vallejo was decommissioned and stricken from the Naval Vessel Register on 9 March 1995. Ex-Mariano G. Vallejo entered the Nuclear Powered Ship and Submarine Recycling Program in Bremerton, Washington...
|USS Woodrow Wilson (SSBN-624), a Lafayette-class ballistic missile submarine, was the only ship of the United States Navy to be named for Woodrow Wilson (1856–1924), the 28th President of the United States.|
USS Woodrow Wilson was decommissioned on 1 September 1994 and stricken from the Naval Vessel Register on 1 September 1994. Ex-Woodrow Wilson entered the Nuclear Powered Ship a...
|USS Roncador (SS/AGSS/IXSS-301), a Balao-class submarine, was a ship of the United States Navy named for the roncador, a fish, of the family Sciaenidae, found on the West Coast of North America.|
Roncador was decommissioned 1 June 1946 and through the 1950s remained in the inactive fleet. In February 1960 she was taken out of mothballs, placed in reserve, and assigned to Naval Res...
|USS George Washington (SSBN-598), the lead ship of her class of ballistic missile submarines, was the third ship of the United States Navy to be named for George Washington, first President of the United States, and the first of that name to be purpose-built as a warship.|
The USS George Washington was decommissioned on 24 January 1985, was struck from the Naval Vessel Registry on...
|The ferry boat 'Isle of Lewis' that travels between Ullapool on mainland Scotland to Stornoway on the isle of Lewis.|
|While only half-complete, the Captain Meriwether Lewis dustpan dredge was launched in December 1931 by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The Corps completed construction the following year. The Captain Meriwether Lewis National Historic Landmark is one of the few surviving examples of its type built to control flooding and improve Navigation along the Nation's rivers. |
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|The explorers left edge of civilization here in Vincennes, Indiana in 1802, and ventured across the semi-mighty Wabash river on their way to the Pacific. Their two-year journey, the first overland to the Pacific Coast, is recorded in many histories (Wikipedia link).||08/09/2005||271|
|Barney Clark was a retired Seattle dentist who was the first recipient of the Jarvik-7 artificial heart. Clark was 61 years old and had heart disease. He donated himself for scientific experimentation. The operation was performed on December 1, 1982 by Dr. William C. DeVries at the University of Utah Medical Center in Salt Lake City. The transplant itself was successful, though Clark lived for ...||07/03/2006||453|
|"The Maiden's Tower (Kiz Kulesi) is a tower located on a stone pile, at an arrow shooting distance from the Asian coast, at the intersection point of Asia and Europe. It is one of the unique structures throughout the world, between two continents."|
|Set deep in the Cheshire countryside lies the Village of Daresbury; only a few minutes from Warrington. It is well known for its connection with Alice in Wonderland and author Lewis Carroll. At the centre of the Village is All Saints Church that was built around 1870, the first stone church was built on the same site around 1550. Inside this beautiful Church are the stained glass Lewis Carroll ...||01/17/2007||281|
|Macau Tower, also known as Macau Sky Tower, is a tower located in Macau, a special administrative region of People's Republic of China. From ground level to the highest point it is 338 m 1109 ft. The main observation level is 223 m 732 ft above ground. [From Wikipedia]||08/15/2005||814|