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      Anonymous
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      Chris asks:

      “I am tasked to do an oral report for my reserve center in Baltimore Md. I have done some research already on Navy bells, what each sounding means, the history of the bell etc. What other interesting not so well known Naval bell facts would be good to put in my report? Thank you very much……..Warm regards.”

      If you can help Chris, please respond here or send an e-mail to coordinator@americanbell.org. Thanks.

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      This inquiry was originally sent to the ABA’s Internet Coordinator. The responses are are opinions of individuals based on their personal research and knowledge.

    • #13163
      Anonymous
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      Chris,

      I sent out your request to several bell collectors and this is what they’ve had to say:

      Response #1

      As an old Navy man I would certainly like to have Chris’ e-mail address. Thanks.

      Response #2

      I don’t really know anything about navy bells, but can suggest a place Chris might want to contact. The Coast Guard Auxiliary have a small museum at the Coast Guard base in Seattle. They have a number of bells that have come off military ships. They might have information which Chris could use. When I toured it last September I found the volunteers there were very knowledgeable.

      Response #3

      A couple of years ago, a short piece of mine was published in the Bell Tower about the bell that is on the International Space Station. It was taken there by one of the Navel astronauts as a way of bringing some of the naval bell traditions to space because the space station is also a ship. I am attaching my copy of the article. It might be an interesting aside for his talk.

      Response #4

      During WWII due to a shortage of brass for shell casings, many Navy bells were made of steel.

      Response #5

      I’d like to suggest that Chris from Maryland go to “U.S. Navy Bells” on the internet. He will find a “raft” of information.

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      This inquiry was originally sent to the ABA’s Internet Coordinator. The responses are are opinions of individuals based on their personal research and knowledge.

    • #13164
      Anonymous
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      Thank you all very much. I received some interesting facts, interesting articles, and some good ideas to continue my research on Naval bells. Thanks again, sincerely, GM2 Chris

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      This note of thanks was originally sent to the ABA’s Internet Coordinator.

    • #13165
      lucky13
      Member

      CS Bell Co in Hillsboro, Ohio manufactured the steel bells used on WWII ships. This company had been in the steel bell business since the late 1800’s producing farm, schoolhouse, church, and fire-alarm bells.

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