Weekly Photo Challenge: Twist


In the winter of 1945 the USS Nereus left for it’s first voyage departing Pearl Harbor bound for Japan.  Through it’s 25 year career the Nereus supported US submarines across the Pacific and as far north as the Arctic Circle. An Edmonds resident served aboard the ship in 1955 and in 2012 the city of Edmonds purchased the steering column to join a memorial dedicated to the service of the young men and women who live in the area.

You can still rest your fingers on the wooden wheel and give it a twist while thinking about the lands and miles this ship saw during its long career.

Posted as part of the Weekly Photo Challenge:  Twist.

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10 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Twist

  1. Lisa,
    Here is a twist…Mare Island was closed as a Navy Ship Yard many years ago. The building where they rolled the steel plates into submarine hulls is still being use. A company call XKT is located in the same building and provided steel plates for radiation shielding for a project called the Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS) at SLAC (a simple search will lead you to the project home page). I was the lead designer for the beam transport section (30 meters) as well as part of the steel shielding design. I have been to the very same building where the steel for the ship was most likely fabricated into parts. XKT went on to provide steel for brightest and fastest X-Ray source in the world. From war machines to science machines.

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    1. Wow, what an interesting twist Patrick. The opportunities to discover these kind of connections and stories are my favorite thing about this great WordPress community. Thanks for sharing!


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