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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 – Jan. 21

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 - Aug. 14

From the Navy News Service 1813 - HMS Pelican captures USS Argus. 1886 - Secretary of the Navy establishes Naval Gun Factory at Washington Navy Yard. 1945 - Japan agrees to surrender; last Japanese ships sunk during World War II, Aug. 15. For more information about naval history, visit the Naval Historical Center Web site at www.history.navy.mil.


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 U.S Naval History – November 8

1921 - USS Olympia arrives at the Washington Navy Yard from France carrying the body of the Unknown Soldier for internment at Arlington National Cemetery. 1950 - Task Force 77 makes first attack on the Yalu River bridges. In first engagement between MIG-15 and F9F jets (USS Philippine Sea), LCDR William T. Amen (VF-111) shoots down a MIG and becomes first Navy pilot to shoot down a jet aircraft. 1956 - Secretary of the Navy proposes the Polaris missile program to the Secretary of Defense


This Day in U.S. Naval History – November 9

1921 - USS Olympia arrives at the Washington Navy Yard from France carrying the body of the Unknown Soldier for internment at Arlington National Cemetery. 1950 - Task Force 77 makes first attack on the Yalu River bridges. In first engagement between MIG-15 and F9F jets (USS Philippine Sea), LCDR William T. Amen (VF-111) shoots down a MIG and becomes first Navy pilot to shoot down a jet aircraft. 1956 - Secretary of the Navy proposes the Polaris missile program to the Secretary of Defense


This Day in Naval History

1805 - Naval forces capture Derne, Tripoli; raise first U.S. flag over foreign soil. 1813 - U.S. Navy and Army forces capture York (now Toronto), Canada. 1861 - President Lincoln extended blockade of Confederacy to Virginia and North Carolina ports. 1865 - Body of John Wilkes Booth brought to Washington Navy Yard. (From the Navy News Service)


This Day in Naval History – March 9

1798 - Appointment of first surgeon U.S. Navy, George Balfour 1847 - Commodore David Connor leads successful amphibious assault near Vera Cruz, Mexico 1862 - First battle between ironclads, USS Monitor and CSS Virginia 1914 - Test of wind tunnel at Washington Navy Yard (Source: Navy News Service)


This Day in Naval History – August 24

1814 - British invasion of Maryland and Washington, D.C.; Washington Navy Yard and ships burned to prevent capture by the British 1912 - Launching of USS Jupiter, first electrically propelled Navy ship 1942 - U.S. carrier aircraft begin 2-day Battle of Eastern Solomons where Japanese task force defeated and one Japanese carrier sunk. Japanese recall expedition to recapture Guadalcanal. 1960 - USS Bexar (APA-237) deploys to Pangahan Province in response to emergency request for aid


This Day in Naval History - May 22

From the Navy News Service:   1882 - Commodore Shufeldt signs commerce treaty opening Korea to U.S. trade. 1958 - Naval aircraft F4D-1 Sky Ray sets five world speed-to-climb records, May 22-23. 1967 - New York City reaches agreement to purchase Brooklyn Navy Yard, ending 166 years of construction and repair of naval vessels. 1968 - USS Scorpion (SSN 589) is lost with all hands.   For more information about naval history


Mexican Navy Orders another Damen Patrol Boat

Photo: Damen

The Mexican Navy and Damen Shipyards Group signed another contract for a license, material package and technical assistance of a Damen Stan Patrol 4207. The agreement also includes crew training in the Netherlands. As all five previous vessels


Today in U.S. Naval History: May 13

Today in U.S. Naval History - May 13 1908 - Navy Nurse Corps established. 1908 - Pearl Harbor Navy Yard, later called Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard, was officially established in the Territory of Hawaii as a coaling station for U.S. Navy ships transiting the Pacific Ocean.


Today in U.S. Naval History: June 17

Today in U.S. Naval History - June 17 1833 - USS Delaware enters drydock at Gosport Navy Yard in Norfolk, Va., the first warship to enter a public drydock in the United States 1870 - USS Mohican burns Mexican pirate ship Forward 1898 - Navy Hospital Corps established


Today in U.S. Naval History: June 24

USS Constitution (U.S. Navy image)

Today in U.S. Naval History - June 24 1833 - USS Constitution enters drydock at Charlestown Navy Yard, Boston, Mass., for overhaul. The ship was saved from scrapping after public support rallied to save the ship following publication of Oliver Wendell Holmes' poem, "Old Ironsides."


Death Toll Rises: 12 Dead in U.S. Navy Yard Shooting

According to various wire and news reports, at least 12 people were killed in a shooting on Monday at the U.S. Navy Yard in Washington, where a suspected gunman was reportedly among the dead and authorities were searching for two other possible assailants wearing military-style clothing


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


WNY Shooting Tragedy: SECNAV Orders Security Review

Navy Yard entrance: Photo credit USN

Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus has directed a rapid review of Navy and Marine Corps' security procedures at military bases in the United States. "Our Sailors, Marines, and civilians are familiar with the dangers of service, but our security is something we can never take for granted


Washington Navy Yard Tragedy TAPS Fund Created

Photo credit TAPS

TAPS (Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors) has set up a "Navy Yard Tragedy Family Support Fund" for those affected by the recent tragedy. They have experience and expertise in providing this support for families in circumstances like this


WNY Victims Honored at Memorial Service

President Obama at the memorial service: Photo credit USN

Family, friends and co-workers of the 12 people killed in the Sept. 16, 2013 shooting at the Washington Navy Yard (WNY) gathered for a memorial ceremony at Marine Barracks Washington. The memorial honored the service and sacrifice those killed in the incident:
Michael Arnold, 59, of Lorton, Va


Today in U.S. Naval History: October 2

1799 - Establishment of Washington Navy Yard 1939 - Foreign ministers of countries of the Western Hemisphere agree to establish a neutrality zone around the Atlantic and Pacific coasts of North and South America to be enforced by the U. S. Navy


Today in U.S. Naval History: November 12

CNO Adm. Harold Rainsford Stark (U.S. Navy photo)

Today in U.S. Naval History: November 12 1912 - Lt. Theodore Ellyson makes first successful launching of an airplane (A-3) by catapult at the Washington Navy Yard. 1940 - CNO Adm. Stark submits memorandum to Secretary of the Navy on four plans if U.S. enters war


Today in U.S. Naval History: December 6

USS Jacob Jones (DD-61) sinking, photographed by Seaman William G. Ellis. (Smithsonian Institution Photograph)

Today in U.S. Naval History: December 6 1830 - Naval Observatory, the first U.S. national observatory, established at Washington, D.C., under commander of Lieutenant Louis Malesherbes. 1901 - First report of Ship Model Basin at Washington Navy Yard issued by Naval Constructor David W


Today in U.S. Naval History: January 22

Portrait of Thomas Tingey, NHHC Art Gallery Collection

Today in U.S. Naval History - January 22 1800 - Capt. Thomas Tingey ordered to duty as first Superintendent of the Washington Navy Yard 1944 - Operation Shingle, Allied landing at Anzio, Italy For more information about naval history


ASNE to Host Gala and Navy Yard Tribute

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Join the American Society of Naval Engineers on Thursday, February 20, for the Annual ASNE Honors Gala. A reception will open the night in the exhibit hall from 6-7, p.m., followed by the Awards Ceremony from 7-8:30. The event will recognize the 2013 award winners and pause to remember the victims


US Navy Releases Report on Yard Shooting

U.S. Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus released, today, the Department of the Navy's investigation into the circumstances surrounding the tragic events of Sept. 16, 2013, at the Washington Navy Yard. The investigation team, led by Adm. John Richardson






 
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