Postcards from the Collection of Jack Whitmeyer
Los Angeles Maritime Museum Research Library
Object Type:
USS Oregon. Postcard from Jack Whitmeyer Collection.
Collection Description:
The battleship, U.S.S. Oregon, was built in in 1893 and served until 1919.
Background Information:
The current American Navy originated in 1775 with a small Continental Navy used during the American Revolution to fight the British. Today the US Navy is one of the largest in the world, with over 300,000 personnel, many different types of ships, including frigates, aircraft carriers, and submarines.
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