The "Spirits of Ships Award"
is presented to web-sites which honor the memory
of decommissioned US Navy ships
by presenting to the world,
the stories and pictures of these great sea machines
and their crews
which have kept our country and many others free.
These sites keep the spirits of our bygone ladies alive
so the world can know how much they meant to us
and that they live on in our memories
and in the annals of history.
Receiving this award indicates dedication
to a most important part of our country;
Naval history and the preservation of freedom.
This award was presented to the USS Oklahoma City
web page on September 24, 1998. The award plaque appears below.