I created the U.S.S. Seattle blog back in 2009 as a test bed to give me a little experience before launching my Mississippi in the Confederacy blog. That blog has been up and running successfully for several years now, and I finally decided to come back and revisit the Seattle blog. I have a very large collection of real photo postcards and other artifacts related to the ship that I have put together over many years of collecting. I want to share these photos with the public, and to start off, in this post I will share some of my pictures taken of the ship when she was still known by the name she was christened with – the U.S.S. Washington.
This is my grandfather, Lynnly C. Adams of Brandon, Mississippi. He had his picture made in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, shortly before he was assigned to the U.S.S. Seattle. At the time this was taken, he was a 22-year-old seaman recruit.
This blog is dedicated to all the men who served aboard the U.S.S. Seattle (AC-11), an armored cruiser that served in the United States Fleet from 1905 – 1946. The Seattle had a very interesting history during her long life, and this blog is my humble attempt to share some of that history with the world. My interest in the Seattle is very personal: my grandfather, Lynnly C. Adams, served on the Seattle from 1917 – 1919 during World War I. I never knew my grandfather as he died a full decade before I was born, but for the past 10 years I have collected photos and artifacts related to the U.S.S. Seattle as a way of honoring his memory. This has been a labor of love, and I hope you enjoy it.