Thursday, August 10, 2017

Puget Sound Navy Museum

Puget Sound Navy Museum, Bremerton, WA

Bremerton Washington is a Navy town.  The US Navy first began servicing and constructing ships in its dry dock in 1896.  The Puget Sound Naval Shipyard was a beehive of activity in both World Wars.  During World War II the Bremerton shipyard competed with the Mare Island (CA) shipyard for naming rights for a US Navy cruiser.  The men and women of Bremerton Shipyard were faster and a cruiser was christened the USS Bremerton in their honor.

USS Bremerton Model
Puget Sound Navy Museum
Today Bremerton remembers its historic past at places such as the Puget Sound Navy Museum (

Aircraft Carrier Model
Puget Sound Navy Museum
The Museum has two floors of displays that document our naval history and offer interactive information and videos on what it is like to serve in the US Navy today.

USS Maine Baseball team
Puget Sound Navy Museum
The museum has a section on Baseball and the US Navy.  Visitors will find a poignant photograph of the baseball team of the USS Maine most of whom were killed in Havana Harbor in 1898 in the event that led directly to the start of the Spanish-American War.  Readers of this blog may recall my earlier posts American Baseball Imperialism and Remember the Maine, etc....

This museum also features a section devoted to Patrol or PT boats in the Puget Sound.  President Kennedy, of course, distinguished himself in WW2 while serving as a commander of PT-109 (

WWII Poster
Puget Sound Navy Museum

We are very please to have included the Puget Sound Navy Museum in the Washington State tourist sites of our latest book America Invaded: A State by State Guide to Fighting on American Soil.  Our new book is a passport and an invitation for readers to explore our country's amazing history for themselves.

Signing Books in Remond, WA
You can now find signed copies of America Invades and America Invaded at the Puget Sound Navy Museum in Bremerton ( or on these web sites...

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