John 5:24
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Unofficial US Navy History Guide and Photographic Information of US Navy Officer Wardrooms Aboard Ship and Shore Stations from Late 1800's thru 1970's.

Specific Attention To Rare First-ever Photographs Taken of Naval Dinnerware Used During the Civil War, Spanish-American War, Great White Fleet, and WWI era. Photographic History includes US Navy Aircraft Carriers, Battleships, Cruisers, Armored Cruisers, Destroyers, Military Transports, Liberty Ships, Submarines, Aircraft, Blimps, Field Mess and Shore Station Facilities.


Officers Wardroom USS Pennsylvania 1905 USS Pennsylvania Wardroom Officers Mess ca 1908 Photo to the Left is from the Armored Cruiser (ACR-4) USS Pennsylvania Ca 1905 (later renamed Heavy Cruiser (CA-4) USS Pittsburgh in 1912)

Photo to the Right is from the Battleship (BB-38) USS Pennsylvania ca 1913

Junior Officers Mess, USS Massachusetts ca 1906 Annapolis Bancroft Hall Midshipman's Mess ca 1907

Photo to the left is from the USS Massachusetts Junior Officers Mess ca 1906

Photo to the right is fron the US Naval Academy at Annapolis, Bancroft Hall, ca 1907

Captains Cabin, Mess or Wardroom USS Texas ca 1900 USS Maine Wardroom Officers Mess ca 1895 Wardroom Officers Mess - USS Oregon ca 1898
Captains Cabin of USS Texas ca 1900 in Far Left Photo: Note the Wash Basin hanging from the wall and Water Pitcher below it! The Pirate's Lair has these wash basins, personal hygiene cups, soap dishes and shaving mugs, and water pitcher as shown in this photograph.

Middle photo is the USS Maine's Wardroom Officers Mess ca 1895.

Right photo is that of the USS Oregon Wardroom Officers Mess ca 1898.

USS New Mexico Wardroom Officers Mess ca 1909 Wardroom Officers Mess, Unknown War Ship

Photo to the left is of the USS New Mexico Officers Wardroom Mess ca 1909.

Photo to the right is from an Unknown Warships Officers Mess, ca 1909 USS Texax Battleship WWII - Now Museum Above photo is from the Captains Cabin of the USS Texas as it is today. The Pirate's Lair provided the tableware for the restoration.

Wardroom Officers Mess - uss durick de666 school ship for officers wwii

uss brooklyn 1890s wardroom water cask in left corner by wall USS Monitor Ironclad Civil War Stateroom Wash Basin
Note: Photo above shows the restored Captain's Cabin of the USS Monitor with a Wash Basin. The Pirate's Lair has an original basin just like it with the initials USN under the glaze in our private collection.

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Photo above is from the Officers Wardroom ca WWII of an unknown fleet carrier or battleship.

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The Pirate's Lair
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Stafford, Virginia 22554
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