Curiosity: forget “Cherchez la femme” (Look for the woman.) “Cherchez l’histoire.” (Look for the story.)
For some reason, I could not edit Part 5 so that the image and text appeared legibly. Here’s the corrected version:
We enjoyed a tour of the submarine before the Commissioning ceremony, and were gratified that one of the Admirals who spoke at the ceremony acknowledged that the USS Oregon is the only submarine in the Navy with a porthole.
That’s because Gary and other members of the Commissioning Committee persuaded the Director of the Astoria Maritime Museum, which had two portholes from the old battleship, BB3, to donate one of them to the new USS Portland. The Committee had the porthole beautifully mounted, with a photo of BB3 visible.
Now the challenge is to find a place on the bulkhead to display it.