On last Saturday, 29 August, at approximately 2:45 PM, a lone brown pelican attempted to commandeer SS-343 Clamagore for purposes unknown. Brown pelicans are large birds with wingspans over 6 feet (up to nearly 9 feet). They are the only dark pelicans and use dive bombing attacks to catch their prey. They have a very [...]
Here are a few before and after images of Laffey and Ingham at Patriots Point. People are now wondering what the view will be on Laffey’s return, read more in the Post and Courier story here…
Laffey in floating drydock, AFDL-47, at Detyen’s Shipyard in North Charleston, SC. She will be fitted for a new 3/8″ bottom from bow to stern, five new bulkheads in the four machinery spaces, and new transverse/longitudinal frames and foundations in Machinery Rooms 1 – 4.
Last Friday the FBI returned two stolen Civil War Medals of Honor to the Medal of Honor museum here at Patriots Point. Since there is still an ongoing investigation into the medals stolen from the museum in 2004, no details were released on the recovery of these medals. Mount Pleasant resident and Vietnam Medal of [...]
Below are several pictures of the Laffey’s arrival at Detyen’s Shipyard. Read the Charleston News and Courier story here. Read the Moultrie News coverage here. See video here…
Former crew members, Patriots Point staff and the news media were on hand earlier this morning to watch the departure of USS Laffey to Detyen’s Shipyard. Exactly at 0715, Laffey began to ease out of her berth and was met by loud cheers and “Hurray!” from onlookers aboard Yorktown and smaller vessels lying off in [...]
The USS Laffey is scheduled to depart the Patriots Point complex at 0715 tomorrow morning. Look for pictures and video of her departure in future posts this week.
Final preps are now underway to prepare Laffey and Ingham for towing. Laffey departs next Wednesday for the Detyen’s shipyard drydock at the old Charleston Navy Base . Her future return will be announced later. Read the News and Courier story here… Ingham follows on Thursday and is bound eventually to the Truman Annex facility [...]
We will begin offering podcasts on various aircraft and tours at Patriots Point. This should prove especially valuable to visiting guests as they will be able to download these podcasts for use in touring Patriots Point. You can subscribe to our future podcasts by clicking on the subscribe link on the right side of the [...]
Today marks the 100th birthday of our oldest living Medal of Honor recipient, John Finn. His actions at Pearl Harbor on 07 December 1941 showed the spirit of the fighting American character. You can read more about his amazing action here. He was here at Patriots Point for the dedication of the Congressional Medal of [...]