Mississippi DAR State Regent Visits Virginia-Class Submarine USS Mississippi

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today Mississippi DAR State Regent Visits Virginia-Class Submarine USS Mississippi View post tag: Regent The Mississippi Daughters of the American Revolution State Regent travelled more than 1,250 miles to meet with the crew of the Virginia-class submarine USS Mississippi (SSN 782) to present a hand-crafted silver tray on behalf of her state’s historical organization, Jan. 17.Janet Whittington has been a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution in Mississippi for the past 28 years.As a way to connect the DAR with their state’s namesake boat, Whittington presented the silver tray to Capt. John McGrath, commanding officer, USS Mississippi.“We have a long history of supporting all of the former USS Mississippi’s,” said Whittington. “Our forbearers in the DAR were there, for example, when the second USS Mississippi sailed up the Mississippi River.”Whittington’s visit is a repeat of history of sorts, according to the state regent. When the second USS Mississippi travelled up the Mississippi River in May 1909, the ship, during a port visit, received a candelabra from the Daughters of the American Revolution, according to Whittington.“Today’s visit is another way to connect our state’s proud history of supporting their namesake ships,” said Whittington.The silver tray was hand-made by Markham J. Frankel, master silversmith. The tray was specifically measured to fit perfectly in the wardroom of USS Mississippi.“On behalf of the crew of USS Mississippi we are honored to receive the hand-crafted silver tray from the Daughters of the American Revolution,” said McGrath. “It will serve as a beautiful reminder of our naval heritage as well as the unwavering support of our many friends in the state of Mississippi.”The former namesake ships to carry the Magnolia state’s name included a paddle frigate commissioned in 1841; the second was the USS Mississippi (BB-23), a 13,000-ton battleship which was commissioned in 1908 and sailed to join the Great White Fleet Feb. 10, 1909 as it returned from its famous world cruise; the third ship to share the namesake name was USS Mississippi (BB 41) when she was commissioned in 1917; and the fourth, USS Mississippi (CGN 40), to share the namesake name was a guided missile cruiser commissioned in 1978.The fifth USS Mississippi was commissioned in its namesake state June 2, 2012 in Pascagoula.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, January 18, 2013; Image: US Navy January 18, 2013 View post tag: Naval View post tag: Dar View post tag: Virginia-Class View post tag: submarine View post tag: Mississippi View post tag: USS Training & Education Mississippi DAR State Regent Visits Virginia-Class Submarine USS Mississippi View post tag: Navy View post tag: State View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Defense View post tag: Defence View post tag: visits Share this articlelast_img read more

Report: Explosion Reported on board Stricken Iranian Tanker

first_imgAn explosion has been reported Wednesday on board the Iranian tanker Sanchi, which has been burning for four days off the eastern coast of China, CNN informed citing local authorities.Due to the explosion, the 14 rescue vessels scavenging the area for potential survivors had to retreat. 31 mariners of the 32 members of Sanchi’s crew remain unaccounted for. The body of one crew member has been recovered.Local authorities warned earlier that there is a danger of the ship exploding, breaking into half and sinking, resulting in a major oil spill.Efforts to put out the fire continue to be underway for the fourth day since the collision between the tanker and a Hong Kong-flagged bulker CF Crystal. Nevertheless, the activities remain to be hampered by the fire and thick smoke billowing from the stricken vessel, along with harsh weather conditions.It is estimated that the fire could burn for a period ranging from two weeks to a month, Reuters reported earlier citing an official from South Korea’s Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries.The ill-fated tanker, owned by Bright Shipping Ltd and managed by National Iranian Tanker Co. (NITC), is loaded with 136,000 tons of Iranian crude oil.CF Crystal has berthed in Zhoushan since the incident where the maritime authorities will launch an investigation into the collision.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

G/T Guinness ‘Greatest of the Streets’ makes return to Berlin tomorrow

first_imgTHE Berlin tarmac located in the vicinity of High and Drysdale Streets, Georgetown, will officially make its long anticipated return to action in the Guinness ‘Greatest of the Streets’ Georgetown Championship.The venue which was utilised in the inaugural edition of the tournament in 2009, will stage the second group night matches tomorrow. Eight matches will be hosted at the venue.According to tournament coordinator Three Peat Promotions, “There have been calls from the communities via elders and players for the venue to make a grand return to action and we have acquiesced to their requests following discussions with tournament sponsor Banks DIH Limited.The Guinness ‘Greatest of the Streets’ phenomenon is an event rooted in the community culture and Berlin is a part of that fabric that has made the tournament what it is today.”The release further said, “We are pleased to be returning to a venue that was part of the inaugural edition, as the tournament will always be synonymous with and identified by its community origins, which is an attribute that should never be changed. We envision a mammoth crowd to descend on the venue especially from the surrounding environs as it is a historic night.”The round-robin stage will conclude on July 26. The top two finishers from each section will advance to the quarterfinal and subsequent semi-final rounds.Winner of the event will collect $500 000 and the championship trophy, with the second-, third- and fourth-place finishers copping $300 000, $200 000 and $100 000 respectively and the corresponding trophy.They will also automatically seal a place in the National Championship in August.To date Beacons (Bartica Champions), Melanie-B (East Coast Demerara winners), Brothers United (West Demerara/East Bank Demerara winners), Trafalgar (Berbice champions) and High Rollers (Linden champions) are the teams to have secured automatic berths to the national championship.Friday (today) National Cultural Centre(1) North East vs Rising Stars(2) Charlotte St vs Albouystown-B(3) LA Ballers vs Broad Street(4) Leopold Street vs Albouystown-A(5) Tiger Bay vs Future Stars(6) Gold is Money vs John Street(7) Back Circle vs Sophia(8) Sparta Boss vs Alexander VillageTomorrow (July 20) Berlin tarmac(1) LA Ballers vs John Street – 19:00hrs(2) Tiger Bay vs Albouystown-A – 19:30hrs(3) Alexander Village vs Albouystown-B – 20:00hrs(4) Back Circle vs Rising Stars – 20:30hrs(5) Leopold Street vs Future Stars – 21:00hrs(6) North East vs Sophia – 21:30hrs(7) Sparta Boss vs Charlotte St – 22:00hrs(8)Gold is Money vs Broad Street – 22:30hrsFriday (July 26) National Cultural Centre(1) Alexander Village vs Charlotte St – 19:00hrs(2) Broad Street vs John Street – 19:30hrs(3) Albouystown-A vs Future Stars – 20:00hrs(4) Sophia vs Rising Stars – 20:30hrs(5) LA Ballers vs Gold is Money – 21:00hrs(6) Leopold Street vs Tiger Bay – 21:30hrs(7) North East vs Back Circle – 22:00hrs(8) Sparta Boss vs Albouystown – B-22:30hrslast_img read more