Wednesday, December 07, 2005

This day in history, 1943 - USS-Wisconsin Christened:

On this date the USS-Wisconsin was christened by Wisconsin's first lady Madge Goodland. The ship was re-christened by Mrs. Goodland in March 1951 during the Korean War. The USS-Wisconsin was inactive for many years but was recommissioned in 1989.

[Source: First Ladies of Wisconsin, the Governor's Wives by Nancy G. Williams, p.181]

Click here for a pretty cool (copyrighted) photo.

1 comment:

Steve said...

Mmmmm.... 16 inch guns.

Owen (of B&S, that is) wants one.