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Thursday, July 5, 2012

USS MONADNOCK: HOW 'NOT' TO BUILD A BATTLESHIP

Relating the Strange Case of the USS Monadnock, the Oldest New Ship that Ever Entered Our Navy
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When a small boy excitedly told an old timer that they were going to launch the
Monadnock, the old man chuckled.  “Shucks, Sonny,” he mused. “People been saying that ever since I can remember.
Why they was a building on that old devil when I was a boy!”  As a matter of fact, no one really believed the story that the Monadnock was to be launched. It was too incredible. Why, she was home, and wife, and mother to hundreds of yard workmen. They could affectionately call every rivet in her by name - its first name.

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