USS Oregon BB-3 / IX-22
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July 7, 2015

I have an interesting artifact that you might be interested in. It is framed etching of the USS Oregon. The information sheet on the back side states that the frame is made from some of the ship's teakwood. It is overall 17"X 18" and in very good condition. It should be in the hands of an organization like MaritimeQuest. I have attached photos of the front and back. If you would like it I would be happy to send it to you free of charge. It was in a collection of historical items my father had for years. Thank you for your time on this matter.

Best regards,
Tom Fleming

(MaritimeQuest received the print on July 15, 2015.)


Feb. 11, 2013

My great grandfather, David Scannell, was transported on the USS Oregon BB-3 to China during the Boxer Rebellion, and was awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions in China. I'm trying to find all I can about him, and came across your site. He died in 1923 and is buried in Togas, Maine. Veterans Cemetery. He was a U.S. Marine.

Thank You very much,
Bob Hogan
Vietnam vet U.S. Army

Medal of Honor Citation
Private David John Scannell, USMC

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Private David John Scannell, United States Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism in action in the presence of the enemy during the action at Peking, China, 21 July to 17 August 1900. Throughout this period, Private Scannell distinguished himself by meritorious conduct.

Mar. 17, 2012

I recently purchased a steel engraving of the USS Oregon last week from a silent auction for a Military museum.  I was apparently the only ex sailor at the event.  I was really excited to get it and it's the only picture of ships other than my destroyer that I served on from 1960 thru 1964, (USS Laffey DD-724). 

The artist was McIlwvaish? The ship has quite a history.  I was wondering if the steel engraving was made at the time of the launch or after the shipyard upgrades? You must have a love for what you do and we appreciate that.

Douglas Hendryx
Bedford, Texas

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Nov. 21, 2021

Douglas Hendryx submitted a photo of a steel engraving and asked for information concerning time period. The bridge in the background of the engraving is the Broadway Bridge in Portland, Oregon. Having seen, walked across and photographed this bridge it was immediately recognizable. The pencil etching from Tom Fleming on the same page is identical to the steel engraving except for the bridge is not depicted. Both could very well be from the period it was loaned to the state of Oregon and used as a museum ship in Portland from 1925 to 1942.

Kevin Daniels

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