The first USS Pyro (AE–1), an ammunition ship, was laid down 9 August 1918 at the Navy Yard, Puget Sound, Wash.; launched 16 December 1919; sponsored by Mrs. G. A. Bissett, wife of Comdr. Bissett, the Construction Officer at Puget Sound Navy Yard; and commissioned 10 August 1920, Comdr. John Sisson Graham in command.
22 April 1924 she put in at Bremerton and decommissioned at the Puget Sound Navy Yard 10 September.
Pyro decommissioned at Seattle 12 June and was struck from the Navy List 3 July. She was turned over to the War Shipping Administration 14 July 1946, and in March 1950 she was sold to the National Metal and Steel Co. Terminal Island, California for scrapping
I am glad they saved this bell so that others could learn of its history. The information above, I found on the internet as there was not a sign to explain near the display.
This is the ferry we rode to visit Bremerton. It is called a foot ferry because no vehicles are allowed on it. You park before you board. It has two floors and lots of long benches to sit on. In nice weather, there are more ornate benches to sit on for a few people in the back of the ferry outside. (See my bench blog. . .
benches tomorrow )I did not go around to the front outside but the photo looks like there are some there also.
ON THE BENCH are items my youngest grandson received for Christmas so he could make a snowman. There is a blue scarf and a black hat with blue headband to dress it up but before you add those, there is a carrot nose, three buttons, smaller buttons for the coal mouth, a pipe for it to smoke and a real carrot.
Problem is, they haven't had any snow stick to the ground YET-- wish I had such a neat set!
See that patch of blue in the sky? I discovered it on my first walk (back to son's home from a boat dock) in Port Orchard. It didn't last long as the rains came back within the hour of first seeing this patch of blue. I know the photo is terrible with all the wires but that is the only way I could capture the blue we momentarily had. Maybe the wires segment it off to show you how little much better than if they weren't there. . .
Here, I zoomed in so it looked like we had lots of blue sky. haha If you believe that, I have some seashore property to sell you in Nevada. haha It rained every single day I was in Port Orchard but I got lots of walks in anyway in spite of it all. I was happy to find out that I had not missed any snow when I returned to Vancouver.
I was walking along in the snow and heard a great noise above me. Looking up, there were probably hundreds of birds flying in all directions very fast. This is the best I could do to capture part of the group. . .
CLICK on photo to enlarge. I had no opportunity to get a close up because they kept changing directions.