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USS Oregon | by Cameron Booth
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USS Oregon

The mast and figurehead shield from the Indiana-class battleship "USS Oregon" in Tom McCall Waterfront Park, Portland, Oregon. On 4 July 1976, a time capsule was sealed in the base of the memorial. The time capsule is scheduled to be opened 5 July 2076.


The Oregon is famed for making the run from San Francisco to Florida via the Straits of Magellan in just 66 days during the American-Spanish war (19th March – 24th May, 1898).

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Taken on December 28, 2006