1926 LA Times story on upcoming Navy Open House with S-28 involved part 1
NAVY TO HOLD "OPEN HOUSE" Visitors Will be Admitted to Ships Wednesday Plans to Celebrate Fourth Fleet's Day Announced Southern California to be Center of Activities The HitocraTUro section pf thla e-Jltlon e-Jltlon e-Jltlon of The T(m. .n,-n. .n,-n. .n,-n. .mnlile vl.it of lh Ntt. show ing deulls of Us Blsnt batlleslilps. Bllmps of Ks mqnniven ani personnel snu oinor puajes u, Us activities. Ed. . One hundred and fifty years have passed since Capt. John Barry took the brig Lexington down the ice- ice- choked Delaware Elver. On that tiny craft of sixteen guns, the first Con. tlnental vessel to put to eca, rested the destinies of the United States Navythat across that span of 150 years was to1 become the greatest force on the seas. Barry's name has become tradition in our Navy: the fleet has grown from three frail sailing ships with impro vised armament to an active armada of 323 modern steel fighters, efficient In the air, on the surface or beneath the sea: and the cast irt cannon of 1776 have given way to giant steel rifles, capable ot hurling a ten ol ex plosive stceij twenty-nve twenty-nve twenty-nve mnes. Yet the same courage, fortitude and determination that characterized the Navy m the days or Barry, Jones and Lawrence is still dominant In the modern Battle Fleet, that on Wednesday, Wednesday, the fourth Navy Day, will present to the people of the Pacific Coast the mission, needs und activities of "the First Lino of Defense." Southern California will be the cen ter ot navy activities next Wednesday, anniyentary ol.tneiblrtb ioit Theodore Koosevelt, "Father or the Modern Navy," although every port from Can. (Continued on Page 3, Column 7) .