Thursday, September 27, 2007

U.S.S. Recruit


The U.S.S. Recruit was the Navy's first non-ship. This vessel, not quite a building, and not quite a ship, was built to teach new sailors about what they could expect when they were aboard a real ship. It was completed in 1949, and was affectionately known as The U.S.S. Neversail.

The area has been renovated over the last few years and now the 'ship' sits at the corner of a lovely knew shopping center called Liberty Station, instead of being surrounded by drab yellow & grey military buildings of what was the Naval Training Center. The U.S.S. Recruit was declared a historical landmark on Aug. 13th, 2005.
More background on it here: click

3 Comments:

Blogger oldmanlincoln said...

Swords into plowshares. Nice idea. I like the idea of the neversails and wonder how the world would look had they never sailed any ships?

Thu Sep 27, 02:00:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Felicia said...

I've never seen this before, looks like a fun place to climb around. I like what they've done at Liberty Station, especially the Trader Joe's!

Thu Sep 27, 12:37:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do you know the difference between a navy lifer and a 300 pound bag of pig shit? About two pounds!

Tue Jun 02, 06:59:00 AM PDT  

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