Puget Sound Navy Museum

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Puget Sound Navy Museum
Puget Sound Navy Museum 01.jpg
Established 2007
Location Bremerton, Washington
Type United States Navy Seal U.S. Navy
Website Puget Sound Navy Museum

The Puget Sound Navy Museum is an official naval museum located in Bremerton, Washington, USA. The museum is one of the 12 Navy museums that are operated by the Naval History & Heritage Command. It is located by the Washington State Ferries terminal, the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, and the Bremerton Annex of Naval Base Kitsap. According to the museum website, its mission is "collecting, preserving, and interpreting the naval heritage of the Pacific Northwest for the benefit of the U.S. Navy and general public."

Collections[edit]

Explore the naval history of the region through exhibits[1] about the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard. There's a section[2] devoted towards the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis. Outside the museum, the sail of the Sturgeon class USS Parche (SSN-683) is on display.[3][4] The museum offers a gift shop, research library, and children’s area.

History[edit]

The Puget Sound Navy Museum[5] held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to officially[6][7] open the doors of the museum after being moved to its new location on the Bremerton waterfront[8] Aug. 24. The 111-year-old, historic Building 50[9][10] from the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard (PSNS) was moved and refurbished to house the museums’ exhibits.[11] This was the museum's fifth move in 52 years of operation.

Other Navy museums[edit]

See: U.S. Navy Museum and U.S. Navy Museum#Other Navy museums

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.northwestnavigator.com/index.php/navigator/news/stennis_leaves_history_at_local_navy_museum/
  2. ^ http://www.northwestnavigator.com/index.php/navigator/news/navy_museum_unveils_stennis_exhibit/
  3. ^ http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2007/aug/25/now-it-can-be-confirmed-there-was-a-uss-parche/
  4. ^ http://www.northwestnavigator.com/index.php/navigator/news/uss_parche_dedicates_sail_to_naval_museum/
  5. ^ http://www.ci.bremerton.wa.us/articles.php?id=390
  6. ^ http://www.navy.mil/search/display.asp?story_id=31497
  7. ^ http://www.northwestnavigator.com/index.php/navigator/news/navy_museum_opened_on_bremerton_waterfront/
  8. ^ http://www.kitsapsun.com/photos/galleries/2009/nov/30/uss-stennis-exhibit/6809/
  9. ^ http://www.northwestnavigator.com/index.php/navigator/news/navy_museum_offers_exciting_exhibits/
  10. ^ http://blog.seattlepi.com/kitsapandbeyond/archives/120786.asp
  11. ^ http://pugetsoundblogs.com/waterways/2008/10/31/maybe-its-time-to-visit-navy-museum-in-bremerton/

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