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'A History of the Navy in 100 Objects' Premieres

Check out the series about the Navy that details its history and heritage: The first installment is about the crypt of John Paul Jones located on the campus of the Naval Academy in Annapolis.

For fans of Navy history and the BBC's A History of the World in 100 Objects, a new series premiered Monday on the Naval Academy website. Read, watch YouTube videos and listen to audio files on computers and smartphones.

A History of the Navy in 100 Objects is modeled after the BBC series, as creator Ensign Chris O’Keefe "realized that the Navy didn’t have a similar series about its history and heritage and decided to produce his own," according to a press release.

O'Keefe, a Naval Academy Class of 2012 graduate, developed the series during his First Class (senior) year. All of the objects used in the project are located at the academy—in the museum, the archives and special collections of Nimitz Library.   

For the next 50 weeks, a new podcast will be released twice a week: The first is about the crypt of John Paul Jones, considered by many to be the founder of the American Navy.

For more information, see www.usna.edu/100Objects.

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