Benjamin Franklin remains in collective memory as the founding father of the United States, the drafter of the American Constitution, the inventor of various devices; but we know a little less about his side activities like journalism, writing, and his mad passion for humor. Thus, he can convey his ideas through letters and surprising newspaper articles, full of curious advice, always in a pleasant tone, like some that we report here.
U.S. Destroyers: An Illustrated Design History, Norman Friedmann .The standard history of the development of American destroyers, from the earliest torpedo boat destroyers to the post-war fleet, and covering the massive classes of destroyers built for both World Wars. Gives the reader a good understanding of the debates that surrounded each class of destroyer and led to their individual features.
Gila RiverA river in southwestern New Mexico and southern Arizona that empties into the Colorado River near Yuma, Arizona.(LSMR~04: dp. 790; 1. 206& 39;3& 34;; b. 34& 39;6& 34;; dr. 7& 39;2& 34;, s. 13 k.; cpl. 138; a. 1 5& 34;, 4 40mm., 8 20mm., 4 4.2& 34; m., 10 rkt.; cl. LSMR-401 )LSMR 504 was laid down 24 March 1945 by Brown Shipbuilding Co.