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Gordon Calhoun
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USS Alabama @ NNSY as Drawn by Illustrator Thorton Oakley, 1942
Illustrator Thornton Oakley created this interpretation of the USS Alabama (BB-60) at Norfolk Naval Shipyard preparing for launching as part of a series he painted during World War II. The point of this series was to show the industrial side of the war effo...

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Prepping for Byrd Expedition III- USS Bear at Norfolk Naval Shipyard, 1939
The USS Bear is shown here at Norfolk Naval Shipyard loading up for Admiral Richard Byrd's third expedition to the southern polar region. Bear was an ex-19th century whaling ship that had been reconstructed for polar service. Even though this was Byrd's thi...

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Pitchers and Catchers Report to the Fantail! Baseball During the Great White Fleet
This is a picture of sailors calling their home run shots on the faintail of the battleship USS New Jersey (BB-12) in 1908 during the cruise of the "Great White Fleet." These sailors were not just hitting the ball around to alleviate boredom; bragging right...

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Pitchers and Catchers Report to the Fantail! Baseball During the Great White Fleet
This is a picture of sailors calling their home run shots on the fain tail of the battleship USS New Jersey (BB-12) in 1908 during the cruise of the "Great White Fleet." These sailors were not just hitting the ball around to alleviate boredom; bragging righ...

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USS Savannah Hit By Radio Controlled Bomb, 1943
The picture above shows the aftermath of an aerial attack on the Norfolk-based USS Savannah (CL-42) off of Salerno, Italy, in 1943. On the morning of September 11, 1943, anti-aircraft fire and fighter planes targeted a slow-moving German plane above the US ...
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