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The caption gives it away Adm Dahlgren
Very good Ross.It is Rear Adm. J.A. Dahlgren U.S.N.
RTD You got it, not me, I just happened to notice the file name on the picture. In the mobile version of this site, it's displayed right at the top of the photo.Good job BTW
Does this mean we are beginning a week of ordinance designers? Or maybe U.S Navy week? Either way, great!John
Adm Rickover would have been the logical segue to Navy week from nuclear week.
Dahlgren is an interesting figure, but even more interesting is his son, Ulric. The one-legged spy, Col. Ulric Dahlgren, was killed in 1864 during an unsuccessful assassination attempt on Confederate President Jefferson Davis. The mission was almost certainly approved by Edwin Stanton, if not Lincoln himself and may have served as the impetus for Booth's later plot. Curiously enough, early in life, Ulric and Booth conspirator David Herold were classmates at the Rittenhouse Academy.
I'm hoping it's the beginning of Cloak and Dagger Week.
RossI guess you have something I don't have. Nothing comes up on my computer, and I tried it a couple of times.
RTDI'm using an IPod touch which would display things similar to a phone. On a PC if you select the picture, right click on it and select "properties" the file name also be displayed. I think either cloak and dagger or the Navy would be great.Interesting take on Ulrich, Nate
Good job, Roger & Ross. And Roger got it without the file number.Here's an idea for PJMs next survey: Should Roger, aka RTD, be allowed to guess immediately & not wait 1 hour anymore?
How peculiar that PJM hasn't come around to acknowledge Ross's win. Is the contest on auto-pilot today? It went online at precisely 9am, like it was scheduled ahead of time.
There's a secret way for everyone on all of them....