Hello, and welcome to the Season 4, Episode 06 of the Bones & Bobbins Podcast!
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The Bones & Bobbins Podcast, Season 4, Episode 06: Dreadnought, Sink Not
S04E06: The USS Recruit (1917), the dreadnought in Union Square, and the Unsinkable Molly Brown
Like real historical stories that are way, way better than their legendary counterparts? Join us on a trip back through time and experience the United States’ plan to increase wartime recruitment by commissioning a fully crewed warship that was stationed in the middle of Union Square in Manhattan, then meet the absolute powerhouse that was Titanic survivor, philanthropist, socialite, and political move-maker Margaret Brown, aka the Unsinkable Molly Brown.
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Haley: The USS Recruit (1917)
- In New York, a Battleship That Never Left Dry Land: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/06/nyregion/uss-recruit-intrepid-battleship.html
- A WHAT in Union Square? https://www.usni.org/magazines/naval-history-magazine/2015/december/what-union-square
- USS Recruit (1917): The Wooden Dreadnought In Manhattan’s Union Square: https://www.warhistoryonline.com/ships/uss-recruit-1917.html?ios=1&safari=1
- USS Recruit (1917): https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Recruit_(1917)
- Dreadnought: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dreadnought
- Nevada-class battleship: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nevada-class_battleship
Natali: The Unsinkable Molly Brown
- Wikipedia Article: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Margaret_Brown
- Molly Brown House Museum https://mollybrown.org/about-molly-brown/
- The National Archives https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/titanic/stories/margaret-brown.htm
- Recollections: https://recollections.biz/blog/unstoppable-margaret-brown-a-true-pioneer/
- Video Tour of the Brown House: https://youtu.be/V_UhQi07jAE
- Brown Graves: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/1707/margaret-t-brown