The US Brig Niagara, a replica of the warship from which Oliver Hazard Perry won the Battle of Lake Erie on
Sept. 10, 1813, sails past the De Wert, a Perry Class frigate built for Cold War anti-submarine duty and aircraft carrier escort. photo by Brad Lindberg.
August 30, 2012Aboard the 453-foot frigate USS De Wert, the ship's bell does double duty.
Located on the starboard foredeck, near the knife-edged bow designed to slice through threatening seas, the bell rings the passage of time and the promise of life.
Several names and dates stamped inside the bell are those of children baptized the navy way.
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