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    Nope
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    "Fighting Bob Evans", he had also served in the Civil War. He held quite a few positions under TR.
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    Correct. For bonus points, can you name the three other men that served in the Civil War and sailed with the Great White Fleet?
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    I bet he can, but what to do with the bonus points?
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    That's up to him...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dreadnought View Post
    "Fighting Bob Evans", he had also served in the Civil War. He held quite a few positions under TR.
    Died 100 years ago today

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ytlas View Post
    Died 100 years ago today
    Wow, Ironic huh?

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    At the time of the fleet's sailing from Hampton Roads there were four senior officers that had served during the Civil War! Serving more than 40 years on active duty is practically unheard of in the modern navy, but in 1908 the mandatory retirement age was 62. For the fleet this meant that Admiral Evans, Rear Admiral Thomas, and Rear Admiral Emory needed to retire before the cruise would end. Admiral Sperry started his naval training in 1862 and graduated from the Naval Academy in 1866.

    http://www.greatwhitefleet.info/GWF_...ing_Facts.html


    Leaving the next question open.............to Ytlas for that interesting fact.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dreadnought View Post
    That's the exact same website I used to come up with the question
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    (Back in the 80's)Soapy Watson ran out of fuel, was lost and landed his Harrier on the cargo vessel! Kudos to him! However, he was not applauded for his feat!
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    Bingo! I hope that that florist had insurance for an aircraft landing on his van... Your question.

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    No Soap?

    Perhaps Soapy was not applauded for being lost and at Bingo, but I give the Pilot thumbs up for "thinking".

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    Not trying to fill up the reply's with stuff about Soapy but.. Here is a intresting video I found with him giving an interview -


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    This ship holds a distinction to itself and one other!
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    I am guessing that this is one of the two DDs converted to chase rumrunners during Prohibition.

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