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This Day in Naval History – Jan. 8

1847 - Battle of San Gabriel (Navy, Marines, Army defeat Mexicans in CA) (Source: Navy News Service)


This Day in U.S. Naval History – January 19

1840 - LT Charles Wilkes, USN is first American to discover Antarctic coast (Source: Navy News Service)


This Day in Naval History – Jan. 22

1800 - CAPT Thomas Tingey ordered to duty as first Superintendent of the Washington Navy Yard 1944 - Operation Shingle, Allied landing at Anzio, Italy (Source: Navy News Service)  


This Day in Naval History - May 30

From the Navy News Service 1814 - Navy gunboats capture three British boats on Lake Ontario near Sandy Creek, N.Y.


This Day in Naval History – March 18

1945 - Carriers begin 3 month Okinawa Campaign by destroying aircraft on Kyushu, Japan 1974 - Navy sent to sweep mines from Suez Canal (Source: Navy News Service)


This Day in U.S. Naval History - February 24

1813 - USS Hornet, Captain James Lawrence, captures HMS Peacock   1968 - Task Force Clearwater established in I Corps   (Source: Navy News Service)  


This Day in Naval History – Feb. 2

1800 - USS Constellation (CAPT Thomas Truxtun) defeats la Vengeance 1862 - USS Hartford, Capt David G. Farragut, departs Hampton Roads for Mississippi River campaign (Source: Navy News Service)


This Day in Naval History – Feb. 18

1846 - General order on Port and Starboard 1944 - Amphibious Force under RADM Hill lands troops on Engebi Island, Eniwetok 1955 - 1st of 14 detonations, Operation Teapot nuclear test (Source: Navy News Service)


This Day in Naval History – Jan. 21

1954 - Launching of Nautilus, first nuclear submarine, at Groton, CT 1961 - USS George Washington completes first operational voyage of fleet ballistic missile submarine staying submerged 66 days (Source: Navy News Service)


This Day in Naval History – Jan. 23

1960 - Bathyscaph Trieste descends to deepest part of the ocean, Marianas Trench 1968 - USS Pueblo seized by North Korean forces in Sea of Japan (Source: Navy news Service)


Navy, Other Agencies, Award Bio-refinery Contracts to 3 Firms

Biofuel RAS: Photo USN

As part of a 2011 Presidential directive, the Departments of Navy, Energy, and Agriculture have announced that three companies have been awarded contracts to construct and commission biorefineries capable of producing "drop-in" biofuels to meet the transportation needs of the military


Navy to Christen LCS Jackson

An artist rendering of the littoral combat ship USS Jackson (LCS 6). (U.S. Navy photo illustration by Jay M. Chu/Released)

Latest Littoral Combat Ship from Austal's State-of-the-Art Ship Production Factory Coming Today. The Navy will christen its newest littoral combat ship, the future USS Jackson (LCS 6) in a ceremony at the Austal USA Shipyard in Mobile, Ala., March 22, at 10 a.m. CDT.


Washington Navy Yard Perpetrator Killed in Shoot-out

SECNAV at the hospital calls Obama: Photo courtesy of USN

A gunman who was shot dead after killing 12 people at the Navy Yard, and injuring 8 others now in hospital, has been identified as a former Navy serviceman, Aaron Alexis, 34, of Fort Worth, Texas, reports BBC News. In a press conference at MedStar Washington Hospital Center Secretary of the Navy


Littoral Combat Ships Integral Part of US Navy's Future

Vice Admiral Tom Copeman: Photo credit USN

Vice-Admiral Tom Copeman pronounces on 'Surface Forces Priorities in an Ever-Changing Maritime Environment', sees LCS playing crucilal Navy role. In an article for the US Navy News Service, the Admiral writes: "Twenty-five years ago


This Day in Naval History - Aug. 23

From the Navy News Service: 1864 - Rear Adm. David Farragut's squadron captures Fort Morgan at Mobile Bay, winning control of Mobile Bay. 1958 - Massive concentration of Pacific Fleet in Quemoy-Matsu area prevents invasion of islands by China.


This Day in Naval History - Aug. 21

From the Navy News Service:   1800 - U.S. Marine Corps Band gives its first concert in Washington, D.C. 1883 - Installation of the first electric lighting on a U.S. Navy Ship completed on USS Trenton. 1920 - Radio station built by U.S


This Day in Naval History - July 13

From the Navy News Service:   1863 - USS Wyoming battled Japanese warlord's forces. 1939 - Appointment of Rear Adm. Richard Byrd as commanding officer of 1939-1941 Antarctic Expedition. 1943 - During Battle of Kolombangara in Solomon Islands, U.S


This Day in Naval History - July 03

From the Navy News Service:   1898 - At Battle of Santiago, Cuba, Rear Adm. Sampson's squadron destroys Spanish fleet. 1950 - USS Valley Forge (CV 45) and HMS Triumph participate in first carrier action of Korean Conflict. VF-51 aircraft (Valley Forge) shoot down two North Korean


This Day in Naval History - July 02

From the Navy News Service:   1923 - Commissioning of Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, D.C. 1926 - Distinguished Flying Cross authorized by Congress. 1937 - Amelia Earhart disappears in Pacific. Navy conducts extensive unsuccessful search.


This Day in Naval History - June 20

From the Navy News Service:   1813 - Fifteen U.S. gunboats engage three British ships in Hampton Roads, Va. 1815 - Trials of Fulton I, built by Robert Fulton, are completed in New York. This ship would become the Navy's first steam-driven warship.


This Day in Naval History - June 19

From the Navy News Service:   1864 - USS Kearsarge sinks Confederate raider Alabama off France. 1944 - Battle of the Philippine Sea begins ("The Marianas Turkey Shoot"). 1948 - Chief of Naval Operations assigns three destroyers to U.N


This Day in Naval History - June 12

From the Navy News Service:   1944 - Four U.S. Carrier Groups (15 carriers) begin attack on Japanese positions in the Marianas. 1948 - The Women's Armed Forces Integration Act provides for enlistment and appointment of women in the Naval Reserve.


This Day in Naval History - June 11

From the Navy News Service:   1853 - Five Navy ships leave Norfolk, Va., on three-year exploring expedition to survey the far Pacific. 1927 - USS Memphis arrives at Washington, D.C., with Charles Lindbergh and his plane, Spirit of St


This Day in Naval History - June 05

From the Navy News Service:   1794 - First officers of the U.S. Navy under the Constitution are appointed. The first six captains appointed to superintend the construction of new ships were John Barry, Samuel Nicholson, Silas Talbot, Joshua Barney, Richard Dale, and Thomas Truxtun


This Day in Naval History - May 25

From Navy News Service:   1952 - USS Iowa (BB 61) bombards Chongjin, Korea. 1973 - Launch of Skylab 2 mission, which was first U.S. manned orbiting space station. It had an all Navy crew of Capt. Charles Conrad Jr. (commanding), Cmdr. Joseph P. Kerwin, and Cmdr. Paul J






 
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