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1st Reply From: Ortensie, Ronald R Civ USAF AETC AETC/HO <Ronald.Ortensie@RANDOLPH.AF.MIL> Subject: RE: QUERY: Bell of USS Nebraska (BB-14) Date: March 3, 2010 4:29:18 PM EST To: H-NET Military History Discussion List <H-WAR@H-NET.MSU.EDU> Have you tried the US Navy History Office? The Museum Director/Curator might know. http://www.history.navy.mil/branches/nhcorg4.htm Or, you could try the U.S. Navy Museum. If they have a system like the Air Force does, it may be within the collection or they know where it is at if it was salvaged. http://www.history.navy.mil/branches/org8-1.htm Ray Ortensie Staff Historian "Integrity should be preserved in all events, as essential to [wise men's] happiness, through every stage of his existence." John Adams to his son Thomas Boylston Adams, 2 Sept 1789 2nd Reply From: PRP <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: Re: QUERY: Bell of USS Nebraska (BB-14) Date: March 3, 2010 8:57:27 PM EST To: H-NET Military History Discussion List <H-WAR@H-NET.MSU.EDU> I believe all ships' bells are retained by the USN upon the de-commissioning of any ship. They are brought to the archives of the US Navy Museum in the Navy Yard, Washington, DC. http://www.history.navy.mil/branches/org8-4.htm I'm sure you can check with the Navy curators to see what is housed from BB-14. Patricia R. Perrella Graduate Student - War & Society Florida State University Tallahassee, FL 3rd Reply From: email@example.com Subject: Re: QUERY: Bell of USS Nebraska (BB-14) Date: March 3, 2010 10:41:25 PM EST To: H-NET Military History Discussion List <H-WAR@H-NET.MSU.EDU> Just to make sure, have you checked the Nebraska state house, historical society, state U. and similar institutions? Usually ships' bells and silver end up in those sort of places. 4th Reply From: Kuehn, John Dr CIV USA TRADOC <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: RE: QUERY: Bell of USS Nebraska (UNCLASSIFIED) Date: March 4, 2010 9:34:34 AM EST To: H-NET Military History Discussion List <H-WAR@H-NET.MSU.EDU> Naval History and Heritage Command. http://www.history.navy.mil/ I would say crew reunions, but anyone on that crew is certainly long gone. R, John T. Kuehn, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Military History Curriculum Developer Department of Military History U.S. Army Command and General Staff College Fort Leavenworth, KS 913-684-3972 "Present preparedness must not be sacrificed to an illusory future readiness. National emergencies cannot be foreseen and must be met by existing forces." The General Board of the Navy, January 1933 -----Original Message----- From: Clark, Dennis H CIV State of NE NGNE <email@example.com> Subject: Bell of USS Nebraska (BB-14) Date: March 3, 2010 10:03:00 AM EST To: H-NET Military History Discussion List <H-WAR@H-NET.MSU.EDU> Dear Colleagues, I have trying, unsuccessfully, to find the repository for the ship's bell from the original USS Nebraska (BB-14). She was decommissioned in 1920 and scrapped in 1923. Is there a resource for locating such artifacts, or does anyone have personal knowledge of the bell's fate? Cheers, Richard Clark, Ph.D. Command Historian Nebraska National Guard Joint Force Headquarters Public Affairs Office 1300 Military Road Lincoln, Nebraska 68508 Office: 402-309-7307 DSN: 279-7307 ----- For subscription help, go to: http://www.h-net.org/lists/help/ To change your subscription settings, go to http://h-net.msu.edu/cgi-bin/wa?SUBED1=h-war -----